Mammals of Fields, Meadows, and Hedgerows
Our Earth has 5,487 mammals. Only 442 mammals natively occur in the United States.
A remarkable variety of mammals live in fields, meadows and fencerows.
They have unique adaptations to help them thrive in this habitat.
Common mammals found in fields, meadows and fencerows or hedgerows.
Chipmunk | Vole | Mole | Rabbit | Fox | Grey Squirrel | Groundhog (woodchuck) | Raccoon
Striped Skunk | White tailed Deer | White footed Mouse | Shrews | Opossum | Bats | Weasels
Harness these web resources to help you answer the questions and gather facts about these interesting organisms.
List four traits of all mammals. Do Classifiying Critters.
Identify five mammals, that can be found in your state. Challenge yourself by writing mammals that prefer to live in meadows, fencerows and fields.
Identify one unique characteristic about each of the mammals
Vocabulary to master:
Mammal, prey, predator, omnivore, carnivore,
herbivore, nocturnal, diurnal, crepuscular, population, endangered, competition, distribution, burrow, rabies, mammary, species, vertebrate, organism, placental, marsupial, monotreme.
Use a computer to make a Table with 8 Columns and 6 Rows. Prefab forms: doc | pdf
Use it to characterize five field, meadow, and fencerow mammals.
Predator/prey, omnivore/herbivore/carnivore, nocturnal/diurnal/crepuscular, common/rare/endangered, placental/marsupial/monotreme, Vertebrate/Invertebrate, I've seen it.
Use a Tree Map Thinking Organizer to sort the mammal species listed above.
Mammal Morphology - Bats, People and 1 other mammal. Compare - contrast - conclude.
Describe the positive and negative impacts of white tailed deer on your community. Report resource / Site 2
What actions should be taken?
Name a rare or endangered mammal found in your state.
Meadow Mammals Crossword Puzzle
To neutralize or deodorize skunk spray - name the chemicals needed
Where can you buy them? Be specific.
Deeper thinking: Read Density-dependent processes in meadow voles: an experimental approach. Ecology
Extrapolate the impact of changes in the population of another species of the fields and meadow ecosystem.
Identify some natural factors that control the populations of species in an ecosystem.
Fields, Meadows, and Fencerows: Habitat / Mammals / Birds / Insect - Butterflies / Trees & Plants - Milkweed / Conclusions
Bats are our Buddies Activity | Food Web Activity | Digital Science Journal | Butterfly Math
Ecology Vocabulary Exercise | Life Cycles | EcoCommunity Status in your state | Fields, Meadows & Fencerows photos
Citizen Scientist - Collect some data | Collecting data Activity doc. / pdf | Fields, Meadows and Fencerows eGame
Birds Facts Table | Feather Facts Finder | Screech Owl Activity | Bluebirds Project | Outside - In Showcase or Website Project
| Milkweed & Monarch Butterfly Mania | Map and Inventory local Trees | Plants
and People | Nature | Habitat
Pennsylvania Environment and Ecology Education | PA HS Envirothon | Environmental Inquiry
/ Puzzles and Projects / Water & Watershed Studies / Problem base Learning / Civics & History / Computers
/ Mrs O's House
2000 Cynthia J. O'Hora This project may be freely use in
a nonprofit setting.
Save a tree - use a Digital Answering format - Highlight the text of the title, directions and questions. Copy the text. Paste it in a word processing document. Save the document in your folder. Enter your name and the date at the top of the document. Answer on the word processing document in an easily read, contrasting color or font. (No yellow, avoid artistic fonts like: Symbols, , , & fonts). Save frequently as you work. Submit your digital answer sheet via email or drop box.
The goal of this web project is to inform people through research while employing higher order thinking skills. This study unit encourages the use of free Internet information resources. Activities develop writing, information literacy, technology and mathematics skills. The resources posted here may be freely adapted or modified to meet each student's unique skills or interests.