Diverse wildlife populations are valuable from many standpoints, as
indicators of a healthy ecosystem, for recreation, and for aesthetics.
Understanding a species; requirements and habits is the first step in
ensuring the continuing existence of that particular animal. Proper
protection and management of an animal's habitat will encourage optimum
Wildlife Key Topics
Wildlife Species List
Important Wildlife Websites
Wildlife Audio Challenge and Invasive Plants to Know
Mammal Management and DiseasesIn Delaware Presentation
Waterfowl Identification Presentation
Flyways and Banding Presentation
Creation, Enhancement, and Restoration of Freshwater Wetlands Presentation
in Our Midst Article - Outdoor Delaware
in Wildlife Slides
Wasting Disease (CWD) Brochure
Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) Brochure
Eradication Project - USDA
Virus - DE Council of Wildlife Rehabilitators and Educators
Buffer Fact Sheet - Southeast Watershed Forum
Tagging and Banding - Jesse Baird, DNREC-F&W
Restoration Act (WRA) Funding
Exercise and Sample Questions
Using a field guide to birds, identify two raptor species and determine their
habitat requirements Do the same for two waterfowl species and two passerine
Choose a large mammal and track its food chain down to its lowest possible
List the animals likely to be found in a mature forest type.
Name three furbearers found in your area of Delaware. Determine whether there
is an open trapping season on them. Check the current hunting regulations.
List the maximum number of deer legally allowed by one person in Delaware.
Go to the woodlot nearest your school and list four habitat types found
Observe a wetland and discuss the variety of activity visible or likely to be
taking place in that area.
- A vernal pool is a special breeding site for fish in the spring. (TRUE ) or (FALSE)?
Give a reason for your answer.
- What two fish eating raptor species populations are now recovering from
the effects of DDT?
- Why is the horseshoe crab valuable to migrating shorebirds?
- The most recently reintroduced wild game species in Delaware is the:
c) wild turkey
d) gray fox
e) Bob-white quail
f) Delmarva Fox squirrel
- Sexual dimorphism in wildlife means:
a) males participate in rearing of young
b) females do not participate in rearing of young
c) males and females of a species have different external characteristics
d) eggs are infertile
e) this term does not apply to wildlife