Hi! My name is Ms. Dosmann. Please travel with me to Nova Scotia to study Climate Change and Mammals.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Day 5 - Checking Traps, Hare Dropping Counting, Looking for Field Signs

Well, we checked our traps twice today. My team didn't catch anything. The other team caught just one vole- two times! And Guess who it was? That's right, Josephina. We have caught the same vole twice. She weighed more each time. Can you guess why?

After checking our traps this morning, we went to count snowshoe hare droppings. Look up the difference between a hare and a rabbit. In the video, I call them rabbits, but they are actually snowshoe hares. Dr. Buesching explained the difference to me. Here is what it looks like when we count hare droppings:

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My team of Ms. Candice, Ms. Suzanne and I also went on a 2 and half hour hike today looking for "field signs." We looked for signs that small mammals live nearby. Scientists have to be very observant and use all five senses. We looked for tracks in the mud, dens or burrows, fur, droppings and markings on trees. We also listened and looked for animals. Here is what it looks like:

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I can't wait to talk to you guys today on skype. Have some questions ready that you want to ask me. We will also have a guest speaker!

5 Comments:

At March 21, 2010 at 2:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marie: Maybe the footprints could belong to a moose or a deer.

How many hairs do you think there were?

Did you catch Josephine a third time?

 
At March 21, 2010 at 5:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi MS.Dosmann how you? It was fun skypeing you. We are learning a lot.MS.Hanes is a of fun.I miss you MS.Dosann ZORA

 
At March 23, 2010 at 12:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Ms. Dosmann a bob cat is in the cat family. It is a wild mammal that lives in North A mercia. the animals change Climates for food shelter and Protection. i know what bob cat eat. i think the head is a deer and the tail is a juping mous.
Love Charney

 
At March 24, 2010 at 1:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. Ms.DOSMANN . It might be to cold for the animal. you might catch the same one. How long dose it take a vole to have a baby ? What is the tempercher in Nova Scotia. The deer shed antlers to get new strong antlers. love Journey

 
At March 24, 2010 at 1:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ms.Dosmann, I love you. Does it be cold in Nova Scotia? Tell me. you is
the animals is good. is you good I just
want to chaeck on you.
love, DARMECIA GREEN

 

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