Welcome to the Wildlife Fact File!

The Wildlife Fact File provides exciting tidbits to answer most of your nature questions, and perhaps, ask more. You can check out interesting facts on different species of animals and plants below.

If you haven't seen these living things yet, I really encourage you to try.. maybe make a list of ones you want to see someday. Nothing is more rewarding or exciting than encountering a species for the first time, especially if you have been waiting for it.

The great thing of plants as wildlife is they don't move so you can get up close to see them.

Animals move, obviously, and they tend to move away from you when you are out and about, so they are not always easy to see. Knowing what to look for and good luck are sometimes what you need to find them.

No worries, I also have a list of animal signs at the bottom of the page so if you don't see an actual animal, you can still know that it is around somewhere.

Once you do find a creature... ooooo sooo exciting! Then the questions come a bounding. What animal is that? Why is she doing that? Here are some animals you will hopefully see and their facts:

Don't worry, I didn't forget about the plants :)

Even if you don't see the animal itself, there is often many signs it is around. Here are some signs that you can look for:
Wear and Tear on Trees (from animals scratching, eating, and reproducing or some other organisms at work)
Squirrel Middens (a squirrel's picnic table)
Spider Webs (there are three main types: classic orb, funnel, and sheet webs)
Scat (poop..mmmm, everyone's favorite :)

If the animal or plant you are looking at is not in the Wildlife Fact File, feel free to give me a shout!

Information in the natural world is always changing,and it is hard for me to keep up with it all. So if you have something to add, improve or correct, please do send me a message about it. I look forward to hearing from you.

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