Extinct to PEI


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
27
Sat
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
Aug
17
Sat
1:00 pm Volunteer Afternoon
Volunteer Afternoon
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come out and help with our work on our Native Plant Arboretum. We’ll have lots of tools and compost and mulch, and a variety of native shrubs, wildflowers and ferns to plant. This is already
Aug
25
Sun
2:00 pm Fourth Annual Festival of Forests
Fourth Annual Festival of Forests
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Our Fourth Annual Festival of Forests will be a family-friendly event, with children’s activities, guided walks, food and micro-workshops. This will be a great opportunity to explore the wonders of the Acadian Forest.
Sep
21
Sat
7:00 pm September Stargazing
September Stargazing
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn about the night sky and get to know some constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing
Oct
13
Sun
2:00 pm Autumn in the Forest
Autumn in the Forest
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A walk along the trails of Macphail Woods, looking at both plants and animals. This is a great outing for people of all ages.

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