1984-2004
  • CAROLINIAN CANADA

CAROLINIAN SPECIES
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ABITATS
     
Carolinian Forests    
Old Field & Forest Edge Species

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Photo: James Manhart

Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)

A tree intolerant of shade found on sandy soils, limestone outcrops and old fields.

More information from the U.S. Silvics of North America



Photo: Virginia Tech

Fragrant sumac (Rhus aromatica)

Field identification guide at Virginia Tech



Photo: Virginia Tech

Smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

Field identification guide at Virginia Tech


Photo: George Peck
Photo: C.S Robbins
Eastern Yellow-breasted Chat, (Icteria virens virens)

The Eastern Yellow-breasted Chat is a species of Special Concern nationally.

Natural history information at the Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter



Photo: D. Dawson
Orchard Oriole, (Icterus spurius)

Natural history information at the Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter



Photo: S. Tingley
Summer Tanager, (Piranga rubra)

Natural history information at the Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter



Photo: G. Jameson
Northern Mockingbird, (Mimus polyglottos)

Natural history information at the Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter



Photo: D. Desjardin
Tufted Titmouse, (Baeolophus bicolor)

Species information at Environment Canada's "Wildspace"

Natural history information at the Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter



Photo: M. Martin
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher, (Polioptila caerulea)

Species information at Environment Canada's "Wildspace"

Natural history information at the Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter



Photo: A. Wilson
Wild Turkey, (Meleagris gallopavo)

Species information at Environment Canada's "Wildspace"

Natural history information at the Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter


Photo: Mary Gartshore
Photo: Mary Gartshore
Opossum

Although this unique animal is a traditional inhabitant of the southeastern United States, recent observations indicate that this slow moving animal is now becoming well established within the Carolinian zone and even beyond in Canada. The opossum is a marsupial which means that although the young are born live, they continue to develop in the mother's pouch after their birth. The diet of an opossum varies and can include small mammals, birds, eggs, insects, and fruit. The opossum can usually be found in wooded areas, swamps, along streams or lakeshores, and like the flying squirrel, often makes its home in hollow trees or logs.


Barn Owl: Mark Peck
Photo: Mark Peck
Barn Owl, (Tyto alba)

The Barn Owl eastern population is Endangered nationally and Threatened provincially.

Natural history information at the Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter


Northern Bobwhite: George Peck
Photo: George Peck
Northern Bobwhite, (Colinus virginianus)

The Northern Bobwhite is Endangered nationally.

Natural history information at the Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter

Forest Flora    
Forest Fauna    
Old Field & Forest Edge Species    
Tall Grass Prairie & Savanna
Wetlands, Lakes, Rivers & Shorelines
Rare Species & Ecosystems
Carolinian Indicator Species
Uniqueness of Carolinian Canada
 
   
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
       
 

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