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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Recap of Thursday

What a busy day!
We went into the fields to check our traps in the morning, did deer dropping plots (where we scan an area 10x10 for deer scat), then came back to our house so all the teachers could Skype with the students at their school and had lunch. Later in the afternoon we went back out to check our traps so none of the animals were stuck in them for too long and guess what? Team E had two more catches! Both were voles this time. Shortly after that we got set up to look for beavers and muskrats. Let me tell you, it was a long and extremely cold 75 minutes, but very exciting when we saw our furry friends!

Animals studied (st), spotted (sp) or held (h):
3 Voles (h)
2 Snakes (sp/st)
2 Beavers (sp/st)
1 Muskrat (sp/st)
3 Deer (sp)
1 Porcupine
How many animals did we see altogether?

2nd Graders- For our Skyping today (Friday):
Discuss and decide on adaptations that have evolved in mice and voles over time in order for them to adapt and continue to survive, write them on the board or post it notes for our Skype session. (Hint: there are physical and behavioral adaptations.)

-Miss Beeman


At April 17, 2009 at 9:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What will you study next? I miss you. from MARANDA.


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