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25 Mammals You Can See In British Columbia

British Columbia is one of my favorite parts of Canada. From the mountains to the oceans, it has stunning views everywhere. With such amazing, varied habitats, it is no wonder that there are so many different species of mammals. Over 130 species of mammals can be seen in British Columbia. These include some of the …

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What Do Weasels Eat?

Weasels are primarily nocturnal, small carnivores living across North America. They live a solitary lifestyle and have a varied diet? Weasels are carnivores and will eat almost all animals they find. Weasels eat small mammals, insects, lizards, frogs, birds, and birds’ eggs. They are opportunistic and will store food for later. Weasels eat up to …

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Where Do Bighorn Sheep Live?

One of my favorite mammals in North America, the bighorn sheep population, was once in decline.  Due to its reintroduction by many states, the bighorn is now found in quite a few areas in North America. The Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are found in the cooler mountainous ranges from Southern …

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How Does A Caterpillar Turn Into A Butterfly?

Walking through the woods the other day, I noticed many small cocoons on the trees. You may know that a caterpillar turns into a butterfly after a long sleep in its cocoon. Butterflies are flying insects. There are nearly 160,000 species in the world. In this article, I look at how caterpillars turn into butterflies. …

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What Do Squirrels Eat?

Research shows squirrels have over 200 species with three primary categories, tree, ground, and flying squirrels. These are agile rodents with bushy tails found worldwide. Squirrels belong to the Sciuridae family, which includes marmots and chipmunks. You have probably seen them foraging but do you know what they eat? Nuts – Walnuts, white oak acorns, hickory …

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10 Most Dangerous Animals In North America

Many animals on this list may be surprising when it comes to dangerous animals in North America. Some animals may not be dangerous by nature, but their behavior certainly puts human lives at risk. Animals account for hundreds of deaths in the US every year. Here are the ten most dangerous animals in North America. …

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How Animals Communicate Visually

There are four main ways animals can communicate with other members of their species and even with other species. Being able to warn a predator is undoubtedly a handy advantage, and one of the easiest ways to do this is using visual communication. Animals use visual communication to greet other animals. Without visual communication, more …

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How Animals Communicate Through Sound

When we think of sound, we consider many things such as talking, singing, humming, and music. Sound is an integral part of human culture, but animals rely on sound much more than we do. Sound is key to an animal’s survival. Producing and hearing sound helps animals avoid predation, find food, and successfully rear offspring. …

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Chemical Communication In Animals

One of the four ways that animals communicate is through chemical communication. They do this by using pheromones. A pheromone is a chemical secreted by an animal to trigger a specific reaction from other animals. Invertebrates most commonly use pheromones; however, most animals produce them. Birds are the only animals where pheromones are not used. …

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