Hi! I’m glad you are learning about mammals! You are right, mammals have back bones and they give birth to live babies. They also have fur or hair and feed their babies with milk.
You were all right about the bag! We use the bag so that we can see what we are doing and so that the voles or mice do not escape. You were also correct about the spring scale. You are really thinking like scientists!
Here are answers to some of your questions:
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What is the green house like? The green house is cozy and nice. I have my own bedroom. There is a kitchen, a dining room and a living room. Upstairs there are bedrooms and a bathroom.
What does the vole eat? Great question! Voles eat seeds and grasses mostly.
Whose dog is it and what is its name? The dog is Lycos. He belongs to Chris and Christina, the scientists. He is like a giant Maggie. He makes me miss Maggie!
How can you tell how old Josephina is? Excellent question! The scientist can tell that Josephina is an older female because mostly because she lived through the winter. Also, she has had babies, so she must be older.
Here are some questions from Ms. Dalton's D.I. Class:
Dianco – Nice question! We also count droppings, survey areas for signs of mammal life, count the trees damaged by porcupines, set up cameras to take pictures of wildlife and watch beaver dams. There is lots of work to be done!
Patriciea – I miss my kids so much! I love hearing from you on here and can’t wait to skype tomorrow!
Jawuan – We have also seen porcupine, otter and snowshoe hair droppings.
Journey and Amerie -
Who named the vole Josephina? My trapping partner, Ms. Candice, named her Josephina. What should we name the next one?
Johnvonte – Wonderful question! We trap the animals to learn about them. We measure them, weigh them and mark them. This tells us if they are healthy, have food, are making babies and how many voles live in the area.
Thanks for the great questions! I miss you!