Deer Mice


Deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus)

Most people encounter this adorable mouse in woodland cabins, although sometimes they will move into other buildings near the woods. They feed on seeds, nuts, berries, insects and subterranean fungi. This grey-above, white-beneath mouse with his big ears and eyes is a most attractive Island rodent.

A word of caution: deer mice may carry the dangerous hanta virus, which can infect humans with serious results. While relatively few Canadians have died from this virus, it should be avoided as the mortality rate is quite high. The virus may be found in droppings, so be careful around the cabin!

 

Upcoming Events

Jul
3
Mon
9:00 am Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm
This camp builds on the camper’s ability to encounter and describe the natural world. They will use journals, collecting equipment, and take part in many fun activities that will expand their understanding of how to
Jul
10
Mon
9:00 am Young Ecologists Week 1
Young Ecologists Week 1
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm
This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and develop their understanding of
Jul
15
Sat
2:00 pm Forest Restoration Workshop
Forest Restoration Workshop
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Forest Restoration Workshop @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
The Forest Restoration workshop offers alternatives to clear-cuts and plantations, and other ideas on how to improve the health of Island forests. It starts with a presentation in the Nature Centre and then participants will