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A plant introduced from outside its native habitat with characteristics that help them dominate an area and limit diversity. What is... An Invasive Species?
This native plant is also called Wild Carrot. It‘s numerous small white flowers make up a large cluster resembling a type of fabric which the plant is named after. What is ... Queen Anne‘s Lace?
This plant likes `wet feet‘ and is the 1st wildflower to pop through our cold winter soil. The flower buds create enough heat to melt snow and the flower & leaves have a distinct odor which protects it from being eaten by animals. What is ... Skunk Cabbage?
This invasive species has triangular leaves and blue berries What is ... Mile-a-Minute Weed?
PLANTS DAILY DOUBLE This native plant has heart-shaped leaves. Both the leaves and purple flowers are edible & are rich in Vitamin A & C. What is . . . Wild Violet?
The Northern Pike & Muskellunge thrive in water temperatures between 60o and 80o F, preferring 65-70 degrees, therefore it is known as this temperature-range fish. What is a coolwater fish?
Fish do have ears – internal– but they also have this feature – a row of tiny pores which runs from the head to the tail - to help them pick up vibrations and hear. What is the... Lateral Line?
This fin helps a fish keep its balance and move through the water; turning sharply, and stopping quickly. What is the pelvic fin?
All fish have a body temperature fairly equal to the surrounding water temperature. This characteristic is known as: What is... Cold Blooded or Ectotherm?
These small fish (about 4“) are PA‘s most abundant & most colorful fish and are ecologically important as their presence in a waterway reflects good water quality and diveristy. What are ... Darters?
A topographic map with green areas on it depicts this land feature. What are ... Trees/forests
Soils horizons are layers of soil. This horizon is a subsoil layer near the top with some organic matter and a higher clay content What is... The B Horizon
These brown features on topographic maps reveal the shape of the surface and refer to the elevation and slope of various areas. What are . . . Contour Lines
SOILS DAILY DOUBLE Soils that are transported and deposited in another area by way of WIND What is ... Loess?
When you analyze the amount/percent of sand, silt and clay particles in a sample of soil you are determing this. What is ... Soil Texture?
This insectivore has 5 toes; sharp, pointed teeth and a pointy nose; is active year-round and is 3 to 5 inches long. What is a ... Shrew?
This nocturnal mammal of woods and rural areas is an omnivore. To defend itself against predators, it will first stamp its feet before releasing its musk. What is . . . Striped Skunk?
Bears, raccoons and skunks walk in this manner - on the soles of their feet with the heels touching the ground. What is ... Plantigrade
This nocturnal carnivore of the woods is the only member of the canine family that can climb trees. What is ... The Gray Fox?
A broad, flat, leathery tail; thick fur; dextrous feet with long claws; upper and lower incisors. All these features which help the beaver survive in its environment are known as: What are ... Physical Adaptations?
Animals that eat meat AND plants. What are ...Omnivores?
A behaviorial adaptation of bats is to migrate south or go through this process where the body temperature drops, respiration and heartbeat slows, and mobility ceases. What is . . . Hibernation?
The part of the flower which catches the pollen to aid in fertilization. What is ... The Stigma?
Decomposed parts of plant or animal material in the soils. What is … Organic Matter?
The process where temperature fluctuations, wind, water, ice, plant roots, and chemical reactions of soil minerals break up bedrock to make soil. What is ... Weathering ?