Alpaca

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Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artidactyla Family: Camelidae Genus: Vicugna Species: Vicugna pacos Alpaca (Vicugna Pacos) Studied by: Rebecca Littleton Introduction When I moved into my new home in November 2011, I noticed a creature across the street from my house watching me. I assumed that it was a … Continue reading

American Herring Gull

American Herring Gull

Larus Smithsonianus/Argentatus*   Introduction:   The American Herring Gull is the stereotypical seagull. By that I mean that it is the creature that people usually imagine when they hear the word “seagull.” With their white plumage, grey wings, and yellow … Continue reading

Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow

While living on a farm, I’ve come to frequently interact with barn swallows. Because of this I decided Barn Swallows would be the perfect animal for me to observe. Through the course of several weeks I have observed and researched the behavior of barn swallow’s directly. As well as researched the cultural and historical influence. Continue reading

Clouded Leopard

Clouded Leopard

Neofelis Nebulosa Wikipedia Page Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Neofelis Species:  Nebulosa Region: Southeast Asia (detailed areas found under Natural History) INTRODUCTION The animal I have chosen is the clouded leopard, or neofelis nebulosa. … Continue reading

Gray Wolf

Gray Wolf

Canis Lupus Animalia Chordata Mammalia Canis Lupus Place of Origin: North America, Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa Wolves currently have moved North, living mostly in Canada and Northern Europe. There are still pockets in other countries such as India, Spain … Continue reading

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias a study by Lauren Steury Observed at Heron Sanctuary on Dickenson st NW Olympia, WA in their natural habitat. They are home to North America especially the Pacific Northwest. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Ardeidae … Continue reading

Mallard Duck

Mallard Duck

Place of observation: Small pond and Capital Lake Geographic site: North America, Europe, South Africa, Asia Anas Platyrhychnos Introduction: Mallard ducks are amongst the most common and abundant ducks, found in North America, Europe, and numerous other places around the … Continue reading

Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat

Oreamnos Americanus       studied by Dalton Short April-May 2012 Kingdom: Animalia                                                                                                       Phylum: Chordata                                                                                                              Class: Mammalia                                                                                                      Genus: Oreamnos                                                                                                          Species: O. americanus   Introduction This animal was almost … Continue reading

Northern Red-shafted Flicker

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Colpates auratus (cafer) Animalia Chordata Vertebrata Aves Piciformes Picidae Picinae Colaptes auratus – named by Linnaeus in 1758 Colpates auratus cafer – named by Gmelin in 1788   Introduction In West Seattle, we have a plethora of interesting birds, many … Continue reading

Red Fox

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Vulpes Vulpes Origin Eurasia – intercontinential Place of observation Northwest Trek – Eatonville Specs Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: damn right! – Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Canidae Genus: Vulpes I’ve always been fond of this animal. I find their appearance, … Continue reading

Sea Otter

Sea Otter

Enhydra Lutris “Also, on a completely subjective note, otters are ridiculously adorable.” – from reflections on 4/13/2012 Introduction One of my fondest memories from my childhood is going to the Monterey Bay Aquarium with my great-grandmother and watching the sea … Continue reading

Syrian Hamster (Golden Hamster)

Syrian Hamster

Mescocricetus Auratus               studied by: Krystle Arrowsmith Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Genus: Mesocricetus Species: M. auratus Place of Observation: Domestic Original Geographic Site: Syria Introduction: I have always had hamsters growing up and I … Continue reading

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

  Cathartes Aura Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Incertae sedis Family: Cathartidae Genus: Cathartes Observed in the wild by Jack Tierney. Main observation spot was at Cooper Point & 20th Ave. NW (Here). Native to all North and … Continue reading

Western Gray Squirrel

Western Gray Squirrel

Photograph of a Western Gray Squirrel, contributed by the user Fish Demon of Wikipedia. Introduction Sciurus Griseus Kingdom – Animalia Phylum –  Chordata Class – Mammalia Order – Rodentia Family – Sciuridae Genus – Sciurus Conservation Status : Least Concern Place of Observation : … Continue reading