Extinct to PEI

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Extirpated from PEI

 

Marten (Martes americana)

According to early French and British records, marten’s were common in abundance although they were shy, seldom seen animals. Marten fur was prized and by late nineteenth century, they are gone from any records.

Lynx (Lynx canadensis)

Known as the “wild cat” or “lucifee” by the french, the lynx was viewed negatively as there were reports of lynx attacking farm livestock. A bounty was placed on lynx in the 1820’s and by 1890, they were unknown on the Island.

Woodland Caribou (Rangifer caribou)

Moose (Alces alces)

Interesting to note that there are no written records of moose ever occuring on PEI. Considering people were aware of moose in NB and NS, it’s absence from the written records we know of so far is interesting.

Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

The last Black Bear killed in Prince Edward Island was on Feb 8th, 1927 near the Souris Line Road.

River Otter (Lutra canadensis)

During the French period, it was believed otters were common in the many bays and harbors around the Island. However, being a prized fur with high monetary value, otters were quickly trapped to expiration on the Island.

Fisher (Martes pennanti

Wolf (Canis lupus)

Early french records indicate that wolfs were present on PEI, however in low numbers. The last mention of wolf on PEI is 1721

Upcoming Events

Jul
17
Mon
9:00 am Nature Discovery Week 1
Nature Discovery Week 1
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm
This camp will introduce the children to the woods, stream and native tree nursery that surround our Nature Center. The campers will delight in learning to use all their senses to understand the natural world,
Jul
24
Mon
9:00 am Becoming a Naturalist Week 2
Becoming a Naturalist Week 2
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 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
29
Sat
10:00 am Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A walk and talk looking at the native and introduced mammals still found on PEI, as well as a brief look at some of the mammals we’ve lost. After a brief presentation, we’ll head off