Animal Adaptation Profiles

For each day you are assigned to present an animal adaptation profile, please do the following:

  1. Scroll down this page to the appropriate section and select an animal for which you will create a short profile page and then present the info to the class in a short presentation (Be sure to select an unlinked animal so we do not have duplicates)
  2. Create a new page with the name of your selected animal (click the "New Page" link at the top of the left navigation bar)
  3. Add a link to your page from the animal name
    • Include at least one photo (from a website is fine but include the webpage where you found it at the bottom)
    • Species name (Common and Scientific)
    • At least 3 basic identifying features
    • At least 4 adaptations that allow this species to survive in it's Indiana habitat. At least two of these should be adaptations for winter survival (these can be physiological or behavioral adaptations)

Reptiles and Amphibians of Merry Lea (Not a complete list)
Painted Turtle
Blandings Turtle
Stinkpot Turtle
Snapping Turtle
Northern Water Snake
Massassauga Rattle Snake
Black Rat Snake
Little Brown Snake
Garter Snake
American Toad
Gray Tree Frog
Wood Frog
Chorus Frog
Cricket Frog
Spring Peeper
Green Frog
Bull Frog
Blue Spotted Salamander
Red-backed Salamander
Tiger Salamander
Jefferson's Salamander

Mammals of Merry Lea
Deer
Cottontail Rabit
Red Squirrel
Gray Squirrel
Raccoon
Opossum
Woodchuck (groundhog)
Chipmunk
Deer mouse
Meadow Vole
Pine Vole
Prairie Vole
Meadow Jumping Mouse
American mink
Least Weasel
Striped Skunk
Beaver
Muskrat
Coyote
Red fox
Common gray fox
Fantastic fox

Birds of Merry Lea
Indigo Bunting
American Goldfinch
Gray Catbird
Song Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Downy Woodpecker
Easter Bluebird
Red-wing Blackbird
Eastern Wood Peewee
Northern Cardinal
House Wren
Tufted Titmouse
Black-capped Chickadee
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Baltimore Oriole
Northern Flicker
Great-crested Flycatcher
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Great-horned Owl
Red-Tailed Hawk
American Woodcock

Freshwater Microorganisms of Merry Lea
Copepod
Rotifer
Flatworm
Water Flea
Isopod
Water Mite
Leech
Caddisfly Larvae
Mayfly Nymph
Damselfly Nymph
DragonflyNymph
Water Boatman
Mosquito Larvae
Giant Water Bug
Bloodworm
Scud
Fingernail clam
Lung Snail
Water Tiger Bug

Fish of Merry Lea
Black Bullhead
Bluegill
Redear Sunfish
Rock Bass
Carp
Striped Bass
Lake Trout
Central Mudminnow
Green Sunfish
Smallmouth Bass
Pumpkinseed

Insects of Merry Lea
Monarch Butterfly
Eastern Swallowtail Butterfly
Tiger Beetle
Scorpionfly
Cicada Killer
Antlion
Widow Skimmer Dragonfly
Milkweed Bug
Deer Fly
Praying Mantis
Mosquito
Slender Spreadwing Damselfly
Silver Spotted Skipper
Common ground Beetle
Plum Curculio
Cabbage White Butterfly
Hummingbird Moth
Lady Beetle
Boxelder Bug
Firefly