Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Another Soggy Day!

Hello Boys and Girls!

Today was another very wet and miserable day in Nova Scotia. It rained on us all day long and I was soaking wet by the end of the day. The good news is that Caroline and I caught a chipmunk in one of our traps today. It was so wet that we didn't catch much today.

We were disappointed today because our article was not published in the newspaper today. We are hoping that it makes the paper tomorrow and I will keep you posted.

We went back out to Cook's Lake today and in the morning we checked our traps and then did field sign transects. A field sign transect is when you follow trails through the forest and mark down all of the field signs you see like nests, tracks, droppings, porcupine damage, etc. Because it was so wet, we didn't see much today. After lunch, we built a new trail that actually leads from the main entrance down to Cook's Lake. I looked at all of your name suggestions and I was very impressed. I will keep you posted on the name we choose.

As for the skulls, some of your guesses were correct, others were way off! :) The first skull is a picture of a cow. The second skull is from a deer, and the last skull is from a porcupine. You are also correct that an animal that eats only meat is a carnivore.

I don't have much to add today because the weather was so poor so I have included two maps of Nova Scotia to show you all of the places that I have been since being here. I am also looking forward to Skyping with you for the last time this afternoon.

http://www.earthwatch2.org/lff/beeman/uploaded_images/map-753670.jpg


Places that I have visited include:

Halifax
Lunenburg
Liverpool
Bridgewater
Cherry Hill (Between Liverpool and Bridgewater)
Kejimkujik National Park (The map below shows where this is in Nova Scotia)

http://www.earthwatch2.org/lff/beeman/uploaded_images/keji-726038.jpg

I hope this helps you in understanding where I am in the world. :) I'm giving you a break from questions today since we are Skyping this afternoon but I would like for you to have some good questions ready if possible. Also, you will be meeting my trapping partner, Caroline tomorrow so be thinking of some questions to ask her as well.

Tomorrow (Friday) will be my last blog entry and I will post photos of the house I am staying in. Sometime next week I will try and have a slide show ready for you where I can show you some more pictures and video that I took that I was unable to post on my blog. Can't wait to see you on Skype!

Miss you lots!
Love,
Mrs. Quam :)

Chipmunks: 3
Red-Backed Voles: 11
Deer Mice: 3
Garter Snakes: 4
Mystery Snake: 1
Porcupine: 2
Muskrat: 1
Beaver: 2
Deer: 7
Toad: 1
Bald Eagle: 1
Grouse: 1
Red Squirrel: 2
Partridge: 1
Osprey: 2
Turkey: 1
Guinea Fowl: 4
Mallard Duck: 1

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15 Comments:

At April 23, 2009 at 11:37 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great pics on the the blogs! Am anxious to see what you've experienced..would love a pic of a vole! My class enjoyed viewing on my laptop--thanks for adding to our science class!

 
At April 23, 2009 at 1:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, here you are at the end of your "vacation"! You look tired and ready to come home! What a once in a lifetime experience of memories you have forever!
The kids have truly missed you and are anxious for your return. We've talked about what a privilege it is to connect with you every day!
Have a safe trip home.
Cindi

 
At April 23, 2009 at 1:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello Mrs Quam

I hope you had fun during your trip. Are some of the anms you have seen are cool. we have been erning lots of WOWS.

from Adam

 
At April 23, 2009 at 2:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs.Quam,
You have found 48 animals!
Love,
Ali

 
At April 23, 2009 at 2:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Mrs.Quam we added up all the animals that you fond the totol was 48.I though youre freind Caroline was vary nice.Are you having fun

Love,Josie

 
At April 23, 2009 at 2:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello Mrs.Quam
you found 46 mamos we got lots of wows.

 
At April 23, 2009 at 2:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs.Quam
Did you like your trip? I can not belive you and your partner cauhgt 48 animals
Well good by


Love Gabby

 
At April 23, 2009 at 2:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear.Mrs.Quam. I hope you had a great trip.you have 48 animals

Love.
Taytay
Taylor

 
At April 23, 2009 at 2:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Mrs.Quam



we counted the numbers of mamalas you found all together there are 48.


morgan

 
At April 23, 2009 at 2:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Mrs.Quam!!!

You fond 48 animal.
From.Aidan

 
At April 23, 2009 at 2:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI MIS.Quam Are you haveing fun?
I MISS YOU!
Love Britt

 
At April 23, 2009 at 2:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Mrs.Quam What does the national park look like?What is your favorite food to eat in Nova Scotia?



Matthew

 
At April 23, 2009 at 2:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! Mrs Quam
What is the mystery snake look like?
Keri

 
At April 23, 2009 at 2:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Mrs. Quam we have been very good with Mrs. Hamlten. We have rend lots of WoWs! Our class counted all of the amimals on Another soggy day
and you have 48.

from Jayna

 
At April 23, 2009 at 2:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Mrs. Quam

All 48 animals sound interesting. We eranded 5 wows miss you

love,
ashley.

 

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