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

Sep
23
Sat
7:00 pm September Stargazing
September Stargazing
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learn a little about the night sky and get to know a few constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing. Begins at the
Oct
15
Sun
2:00 pm Autumn Walk in the Forest
Autumn Walk in the Forest
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Autumn Walk in the Forest @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
Woodlands are wonderful places at any time of the year, but a forest in autumn is always special. There are still lots of birds around, the witch hazel is blooming, and many plants are showing