Celebrate National Wildlife Day!
Did you know there are about 2,300 threatened or endangered species in the Chesapeake Bay watershed? This daunting number is just one of the many reasons why restoring the lands and waters of our 64,000 square-foot watershed is so important.
In celebration of National Wildlife Day on September 4, 2020, we’ve put together a list of past blog articles written by Alliance staff about a few of our favorite wildlife species found around the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Endangered or Threatened Wildlife Blogs (IUCN Red List):
- Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) – near threatened, but the population is decreasing
- American woodcock (Scolopax minor) – least concern, but the population is decreasing
- Southeastern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) – endangered
- Ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) – least concern, but population is decreasing
- Spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) – endangered
General Wildlife Blogs:
- Forest Birds: The Spice of Life!
- Ducks in Your Backyard
- Streamside Forest Buffers are Important for Water and Wildlife
- The FIDS are Alright?
- Birds, Bugs, and Trees for the Bay
- Trout in the Classroom
- Oysters in Your Backyard
- Species Spotlight: Wild Turkey
- Forests for the Bats Part I
- Forests for the Bats Part II: Managing Roosts and Hibernacula
- Forests for the Bats Part III: Foraging Habitat
- Forests for the Bats Part IV: White Nose Syndrome
- Forests for the Bats Part V: Riparian Forest Buffers for Bats
- MLB: Major League of Birds
- Decomposers: The Creepy Crawly Critters of our Chesapeake Forests
- A Visit from the Reaper
- Otherworldly Creatures: you have to see it to believe it!