Mammal Atlas participates in BioBlitz
05/27/2016 – A team from the Pennsylvania Mammal Atlas participated in the Heritage Conservancy’s Quakertown Swamp BioBlitz from May 19 to 20. Professionals in various fields such as bugs, birds, amphibians, and plants spent two days finding and recording as many species as possible. The results of this effort inform the Conservancy of resources on the property and allow for best land management practices. Over 320 plant and animal species were documented, including five mammal species our team found using a trail camera and snap traps.
Millersville University Class Challenge
05/10/2016 - Many thanks go out to Professor Aaron Haines’ mammalogy class at Millersville University. As part of a friendly competition, teams of students were challenged to submit records to the Pennsylvania Mammal Atlas during the semester. Over 40 records were contributed, including more than 25 records submitted by Group 2. The winning team was comprised of Berina Nalic, Brandon Smith, Katelyn Newcamp, and Chelsea LaPenta (left to right below). Thank you for all of your hard work, and best of luck in your future endeavors!
Bundle Up Biologists, There's Research To Be Done!
We biologists have plenty to keep busy, but we look forward to seeing your winter mammal pictures. Snow provides a great opportunity for photos of scat or tracks. The ground below bird feeders is a good place to check for squirrels and small mammals. It's also a good time to view mammals congregating, like elk. Bundle up, there are mammals to observe!