Mammals


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

Snowshoe Hare

American Mink

Ermine

Chipmunk

Flying Squirrel

Red Squirrel

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.

If you are interested in helping us improve these guides, whether through photos, research, writing or website development, then please contact us via phone: (902) 651-2575 or email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org

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10:00 am Creating and Maintaining Hedgero...
Creating and Maintaining Hedgero...
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
This workshop will look at on creating diverse, beautiful and functional hedgerows and windbreaks using a variety of native plants. Participants will learn about which plants are best, spacing, planting and maintenance.
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10:00 am Shelter-building for Kids
Shelter-building for Kids
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Take your fort-building skills to the next level! Get outside with the whole family and learn more about shelter do’s and don’ts and how to hang a tarp securely. Let your wild creativity fly by
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10:00 am Plants of Prince Edward Island w...
Plants of Prince Edward Island w...
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Kate, one of the province’s foremost biologists, will focus on many of the plants, both native and non-native, that you commonly encounter, plus a look at lots of rare trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ferns. You
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Debunking Forest-Wildlife Myths ...
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We are thrilled that Bob is coming over again from Nova Scotia. The well-known CBC Radio Noon guest and advocate for nature throughout the region will explore some of the myths surrounding forests and wildlife.
Jul
27
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10:00 am Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come on out and learn about the native and introduced mammals found on PEI, as well as a brief look at some of the mammals we’ve lost. After a brief slideshow, we’ll head off to

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