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Northlands

The second largest forest left in the world is the northern evergreen forest stretching from Newfoundland across Canada into Alaska. Animals of the North Woods face long, frigid winters and short summers which arrive abruptly in June, bringing swarms of tormenting mosquitoes. Unpredictable food sources and the harsh climate create variations in reproduction not seen in animals from more southern regions.


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American Marten Northlands

American Marten

Martes americana

Biome: Northlands

Classification: Mammals

Biography: The American Marten is an Arboreal acrobat. They are small and agile members of the weasel family. With their sharp and semi-retractable claws, they easily climb trees and jump from branch to branch. Strong scent glands are used to mark trails through the treetops and... More >


Bald Eagle Northlands

Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Biome: Northlands

Classification: Birds

Biography: With its white head and tail, chocolate brown body, large yellow beak, and seven-foot wingspan, an adult bald eagle is unmistakable. Immature eagles take about five years to acquire this distinctive plumage. Bald eagles usually mate for life. Before the nesting season, the... More >


Canada Lynx Northlands

Canada Lynx

Lynx canadensis

Biome: Northlands

Classification: Mammals

Biography: A Canada lynx is a medium-sized cat that is well adapted for life in the northern forests. Compared to the more common bobcat, a lynx is larger and has long black ear tufts, a black-tipped tail, and a flared facial ruff. With long legs and huge furry feet that act like... More >


Gray Wolf Northlands

Gray Wolf

Canis lupus

Biome: Northlands

Classification: Mammals

Biography: Gray wolves are social animals, living together in tightly organized packs. Packs are typically family groups, and consist of a dominant breeding pair, their pups, and young adults from previous litters. The dominant pair directs the pack's traveling, hunting, resting, and... More >


Peregrine Falcon Northlands

Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

Biome: Northlands

Classification: Birds

Biography: With long, pointed wings, powerful flight muscles, and rapid wing beats, a peregrine falcon is a swift and agile predator that often captures its prey in mid-air. Feeding primarily on birds, a peregrine flies high above its intended prey, makes a few rapid wing beats to... More >


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