Wildlife Resources

If you have 1 hour to study we recommend focusing on:

-Wildlife identification: tracks, hides and skulls

Mammal tracks– The most obvious difference between canine and feline tracks is the claw marks. Felines retract their claws when they walk.

Differences between herbivore, omnivore and carnivore skulls

Animal skull ID guide

Mammals of Puget Sound

If you have 2 hours to study we recommend focusing on:

-Agricultural and urban habitat restoration practices

-Agricultural Wildlife Habitat conservation activities: Riparian buffer, Hedgerow, Windbreak, Snag, Pond, Bee box/ nest, Natural Area, Conservation Cover, Garden, Fallow Field

Enhancing Wildlife Habitat on Farmlands. Read pages 1-4.

-Urban Wildlife Habitat conservation activities: bat houses, native wildflowers, basking features, hedgerows, roof gardens, stormwater detention, artificial nests, natural areas, backyard ponds, keeping pets indoors

-How to enhance your backyard and contribute to local wildlife conservation.

-Ecosystems and Habitats of Washington state

Washington Wildlife (this is a comprehensive document. You may read about one habitat per day)

If you have 3 hours to study we recommend focusing on:

-How climate change is affecting wildlife

Effects of climate change in pollinators

Effects of climate change in amphibians

Effects of climate change in fishing

Additional Online Activities 

Washington Wildlife Distribution Maps— NatureMapping

Interactive Mammal Identification— eMammal Zooniverse

Washington Skulls and Teeth Identification— Slater Museum of Natural History

Track Identification— Nature Tracking

Skulls Wildlife Flashcards–Snohomish Conservation District

Additional Literature

Washington Wildlife Species and Habitats— Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 

North American Mammal Checklist— University of Texas Tech

Wildlife Glossary— NCF Envirothon

Measuring Biodiversity Across North America— Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Mammal Skull, Pelt, & Track Identification–NE Envirothon Teacher Training

Information Resources Wildlife Concepts–Oregon Envirothon