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  1. Envirothon 2014 Wetland & Aquatic Species pictures & taxonomy of organisms both scientific & common names

  2. This social animal cracks clams against rocks to eat them • Order Carnivora • Family Mustelidae • Lutra canadensis River Otter

  3. This animal lives near water and is known for its fine fur • Order Carnivora • Family Mustelidae • Mustela vison Mink

  4. Order Rodentia • Family Castoridae • Castor canadensis Beaver This animal is known for chopping down trees

  5. Order Carnivora • Family Cricetidae • Ondatra zibethicus • Muskrat This small animal burrows into stream banks

  6. Male Female • Order Anseriformes • Family Anatinae • Bucephala albeola Bufflehead Merganser This is a kind of diving duck

  7. Male Female • Order Anseriformes • Family Anatinae • Lophodytes cucullatus Hooded Merganser This is a kind of diving duck

  8. Male Female • Order Anseriformes • Family Anatinae • Mergus merganser Common Merganser This is a kind of diving duck

  9. Male Female • Order Anseriformes • Family Anatinae • Aix sponsa Wood Duck This is a kind of puddle duck

  10. Male Female • Order Anseriformes • Family Anatinae • Anas acuta Northern Pintail This is a kind of puddle duck

  11. Male Female • Order Anseriformes • Family Anatinae • Anas platyrhynchos Mallard Duck This is a kind of puddle duck

  12. Male Female • Order Anseriformes • Family Anatinae • Anas rubripes American Black Duck This is a kind of puddle duck

  13. Order Charadriiformes • Family Scolopacidae • Actitis macularia Spotted Sandpiper There are 12 species of these birds that migrate into and around Pennsylvania

  14. Order Ciconiiformes • Family Ardeidae • Ardea alba Great Egret The male and female of this bird species have the same appearance

  15. Order Ciconiiformes • Family Ardeidae • Ardea herodias • Great Blue Heron These birds are infamous for raiding nearby ponds and eating all the goldfish

  16. Order Ciconiiformes • Family Ardeidae • Butorides virescens • Green Heron These birds are small, but stealthy!

  17. Order Coraciiformes • Family Alccedinidae • Ceryle alcyon • Belted Kingfisher This little bird dives after fish

  18. Order Falconiformes • Family Buteoninae • Buteo lineatus • Red Shouldered Hawk The male and female of this species look the same

  19. Order Falconiformes • Family Buteoninae • Circus cyaneus • Northern Harrier This bird is also known as the marsh hawk

  20. Order Falconiformes • Family Buteoninae • Haliaeetus leucocephalus • Bald Eagle This bird builds the largest nest of any bird in America

  21. Order Falconiformes • Family Pandionidae • Pandion haliaetus • Osprey The male and female of this species look the same

  22. This highly annoying invasive plant species often clogs boat propellers • Order Alismatales • Family Hydrocharitaceae • Hydrilla verticillata • Hydrilla

  23. This is another invasive plant species • Order Saxifragales • Family Haloragaceae • Myriophyllum spicatum • Eurasian Watermilfoil

  24. This is pretty, but still an invasive plant species • Order Myrtales • Family Lythraceae • Lythrum salicaria • Purple Loosestrife

  25. This tiny invasive species clogs pipes & wreaks havoc • Order Veneroida • Family Dreissenidae • Dreissena polymorpha • Zebra Mussels

  26. This invasive species has become a popular pet • Order Testudines • Family Emydidae • Trachemys scripta • Red Eared Slider

  27. Order Testudines • Family Emydidae • Emys blandingii • Blanding Turtle This is a common species of turtle

  28. This tiny species was actually first discovered in America in Lancaster, PA ! • Order Testudines • Family Emydidae • Glyptemys muhlenbergii • Bog Turtle

  29. This species is also known as a “meadow frog” Pickerel Frog Coastal Plains Leopard Frog • Order Anura • Family Ranidae • Rana pipiens • Northern Leopard Frog

  30. Order Caudata • Family Ambystomatidae • Ambystoma maculatum • Spotted Salamander This species is an amphibian

  31. Order Caudata • Family Ambystomatidae • Ambystoma opacum • Marbled Salamander This is another amphibian species

  32. Order Decopoda • Family Cambaridae • Cambarus bartonii • Common Crayfish • …also called the • Eastern Crayfish… This species often hides under rocks in cold mountain streams around Pennsylvania

  33. This species lives under rocks in streams with muddy or sandy bottoms in central and Western Pennsylvania • Order Decopoda • Family Cambaridae • Orconectes obscurus • Allegheny Crayfish

  34. This species is a vector for the west nile virus Pupa Adult Larva • Order Diptera • Family Culicidae • Culex pipiens • Common Mosquito

  35. This insect does not Larva suck your blood ! Adult Pupa • Order Diptera • Family Tipulidae • Tipula abdominalis • Giant Cranefly

  36. Part of the “narrow winged” family, the Eastern Forktail is the most common kind of this insect in Pennsylvania • Order Odonata • Family Coenagrionidae • Schurna verticalis • Damselfly

  37. Order Odonata • Family Libellulidae • Libellula pulchella • Dragonfly The Twelve Spotted Skimmer belongs to Libellulidae, the largest family of this type of insect in Pennsylvania

  38. Which One Is It ??? • Order Odonata • Family Libellulidae • This species is Common across PA • Blue Dasher • Dragonfly • Order Odonata • Family Lestidae • This family closely resembles dragonflies • Great Spreadwing • Damselfly

  39. Go Pentathonics! This presentation brought to you by: Miss Ostrom, assistant coach Please Remember to Study!

  40. Coming Soon! Another Exciting Presentation pictures of different animal skulls pictures of animal tracks / foot prints