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What

Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Observer

nick_streczywilk

Date

April 24, 2020
Bull Thistle - Photo (c) S. Rae, some rights reserved (CC BY)
m_streicher's ID: Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Added on May 04, 2020
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Rough Horsetail (Equisetum hyemale)

Observer

nick_streczywilk

Date

May 3, 2020
Horsetails - Photo (c) Brett Jackson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Brett Jackson
m_streicher's ID: Horsetails (Subclass Equisetidae)
Added on May 04, 2020
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Common Daisy (Bellis perennis)

Observer

nick_streczywilk

Date

May 3, 2020
Daisies - Photo (c) daria_domracheva, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by daria_domracheva
m_streicher's ID: Daisies (Genus Bellis)
Added on May 04, 2020
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What

Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis)

Observer

cserpentina

Date

April 7, 2019 03:25 PM EDT
Ribbon Snake - Photo (c) Peter Paplanus, some rights reserved (CC BY)
m_streicher's ID: Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis saurita)
Added on April 14, 2020
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What

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Observer

nick_streczywilk

Date

March 22, 2020

Description

Breeding pair spotted leaving bird box and foraging on the open field/American Beech dominant forest border. Pictured is the male.

Eastern Bluebird - Photo (c) Greg Lasley, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Greg Lasley
m_streicher's ID: Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)
Added on March 24, 2020
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Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Observer

duran_m_003

Date

March 12, 2020 10:08 AM EDT

Description

This organism was about 12 inches long from head to tail. Its head was relatively small compared to its body and the tail was about the same length as its body. Its fur was mostly brown with some gray, and on its underside the fur was white. The organism had a long bushy tail that was also brown and gray, and small, pointed ears. The organism was observed climbing onto and hanging onto a tree, and when it descended it was able to do so head-first. The long, slender body of the organism, short skull, combined with its bushy tail which was the same length as its body, the organism's retreat into a tree, downward climbing abilities, and white fur on its underside indicate that the organism was a tree squirrel, a member of genus Sciurus. This conclusion is supported by the Encyclopedia Britannica, which describes the bushy, long tail, climbing abilities, short head and slender build of tree squirrels, which matches the characteristics seen in the organism (Encylopedia Britannica). According to the Animal Diversity Web, tree squirrels are classified in Genus Sciurus (Animal Diversity Web). The organism was observed in an urban habitat, a university campus, which had many large trees in close proximity to each other yet separated by landscaping. The habitat was situated in a warm, humid climate in a subtropical zone. The weather on the day of this observation was warm and sunny. The organism was not domesticated as it entered and left the area as it pleased and thus its presence was not controlled by people. In North America, tree squirrels are found in regions with trees, mostly forests, which range from boreal forests in Canada and Alaska, to coniferous and deciduous forests in the United States (Encyclopedia Britannica). The organism was observed in a habitat with many cultivated deciduous trees, thus fitting this distribution.
References:
https://www.britannica.com/animal/squirrel
https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Sciurus/classification/

Eastern Gray Squirrel - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Katja Schulz
m_streicher's ID: Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
Added on March 21, 2020
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Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Observer

birdwhisperer

Date

March 19, 2020 02:16 PM MDT
Fox Squirrel - Photo (c) USFWS Mountain-Prairie, some rights reserved (CC BY)
m_streicher's ID: Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Added on March 21, 2020
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Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

Observer

missjr

Date

October 2019
Eastern Cottontail - Photo (c) Pedro Peloso, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Pedro Peloso
m_streicher's ID: Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)
Added on March 21, 2020
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What

Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

Observer

missjr

Date

October 2019
Eastern Cottontail - Photo (c) Pedro Peloso, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Pedro Peloso
m_streicher's ID: Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)
Added on March 21, 2020
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