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4-H Wildlife Species For Juniors. bluegill Diet: zooplankton (microscopic animal life) when young, when older: insects, eggs, earthworms, tadpoles, small.

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1 4-H Wildlife Species For Juniors

2 bluegill Diet: zooplankton (microscopic animal life) when young, when older: insects, eggs, earthworms, tadpoles, small minnows, crayfish Need submerged rocks, debris, and aquatic vegetation for cover Water pH shoul be between 6.5 and 9.0, temperature at least 70 F during summer, dissolved oxygen at least 4ppm Ponds edges should be at least 2 feet

3 bluegill

4 bluegill https://ohiodnr.gov/Home/species_a_to_z/SpeciesGuideIndex/bluegill/tabid/6561/Default.aspx

5 bluegill

6 bluegill

7 Eastern bluebird Stages 2 and 3 interspersed with 4,5, and 6 (woods and shrubs) for perching and nesting Eat insects, spiders, and small amounts of soft mast, obtain necessary water from diet Nest in cavities At least 75% of area should be stages 2 or 3

8 Eastern bluebird

9 Eastern bluebird

10 Eastern bluebird

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12 Eastern bluebird

13 Eastern bluebird

14 Eastern bluebird

15 Eastern cottontail Brushy cover (stage 4), interspersed with stages 2 and 3 Diet: forbs and grasses, soft mast, bark, buds, grain, browse (leaves and ends of twigs of woody species) Necessary water is obtained from diet

16 Eastern cottontail

17 Eastern cottontail

18 Eastern cottontail

19 Eastern cottontail

20 Eastern gray squirrel Stage 5, primarily Stage 6, adapted to urban areas Nest in cavities, in trees, will use nesting boxes Diet: hard and soft mast, seeds, grains, bark, buds, mushrooms, may eat eggs Water usually obtained through diet, will use free standing water Property should include at least 50% stage 5 and 6, made up of mast producing trees (oaks, hickory, beech, etc)

21 Eastern gray squirrel

22 Eastern gray squirrel

23 Eastern gray squirrel

24 Eastern gray squirrel

25 Eastern gray squirrel

26 Eastern gray squirrel

27 largemouth bass Diet: young eat insects and invertebrates, adults eat small fish, tadpoles, crayfish, ducklings Need rocks, debris, aquatic vegetation for cover Water pH shoul be between 6.5 and 9.0, temperature at least 70 F during summer, dissolved oxygen at least 4ppm Ponds edges should be at least 2 feet

28 largemouth bass

29 largemouth bass

30 Largemouth bass

31 mourning dove Prefer stages 2 and 3 with shrubs and trees nearby Nests may be on branches of shrubs or trees or placed on the ground Feed on grass and forb seeds, grains, use small areas of bare ground to obtain grit (helps digest) Often use agricultural areas for food and eat waste grain from feedlots and cropland Free standing water is required and used daily

32 mourning dove

33 mourning dove

34 mourning dove

35 mourning dove

36 mourning dove

37 Northern bobwhite Stages 2, 3, and 4, well interspersed. Ideal habitat is patches of shrubs with a diversity of native grasses and forbs Diet: Young quail eat insects; adults a variety of seeds, forbs, insects, small grains, and hard mast Necessary water is obtained from diet Nest on the ground, so use lower stages for cover

38 Northern bobwhite

39 Northern bobwhite

40 Northern bobwhite

41 Northern bobwhite

42 Northern bobwhite

43 Northern bobwhite

44 white-tailed deer Most important game animal in North America Stages 3,4, 5 all interspersed Can be a nuisance Diet: forbs, browse, acorns, beechnuts, grains, grasses, mushrooms Water: Obtain necessary from diet, will use free-standing water

45 white-tailed deer

46 white-tailed deer

47 white-tailed deer

48 white-tailed deer

49 white-tailed deer

50 white-tailed deer

51 white-tailed deer

52 white-tailed deer

53 Some great resources I found


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