Mammals

Raccoon Print

Mammals of Prince Edward Island

Welcome of our Nature Guide section on Island Mammals!

These guides showcase some of the common and uncommon mammals that you’ll find on Prince Edward Island. A number of these species have been introduced by humans onto the Island in the last century or so; such as the raccoon, the skunk, the house mouse and rat. While others have migrated here as their populations spread eastward like the eastern coyote, which only arrived in PEI from New Brunswick during the early 1980’s.

PEI has also been home to a large amount of extirpation, or local extinctions. When europeans first arrived in PEI, there were reports of black bear, wolf, otters, lynx, caribou and more. Through hunting and habitat destruction, many species lost their place to live on this Island, although some rehabilitation programs, such as for the river otter, are being considered for the future.


Brown Bat

Coyote

Fox

Racoon

Ermine

Chipmunk

Deer Mouse

Voles

Shrew


As you scroll through our guides, you’ll notice some guides have more information or better photos than others. We are always looking to increase the quality and accessibility of our nature guides.

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Upcoming Events

May
6
Sat
10:00 am Landscaping with Native Plants
Landscaping with Native Plants
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Landscaping with Native Plants @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
The use of native plants to improve wildlife habitat, beautify yards and reduce the size of lawns is attracting a lot of attention these days. A wide variety of native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ferns
May
13
Sat
8:00 am Birds 8 am and Breakfast 7 am
Birds 8 am and Breakfast 7 am
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Birds 8 am and Breakfast 7 am @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
Island woodlands are alive with birds and their songs. While year-round avian residents such as barred owls and juncos are already sitting on their nests, many migrants have just now returned and are singing up
2:00 pm Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Pruning Trees and Shrubs
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pruning Trees and Shrubs @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
The Pruning Trees and Shrubs workshop begins at 2pm at the Macphail Woods Nature Centre. The pruning workshop will be of interest to all those who work with and enjoy woody plants. Proper pruning maintains