As requested, here is a list of all of the animals mentioned in the Backyard Wilderness survey, taken by Lethbridgians from March through December 2017: Skunks, Deer, Rabbits, Hares, Bats, Magpies, Blue Jays, Owls, Ground Squirrels, Raccoons, Coyotes, Porcupines, Rattlesnakes, Partridges, Toads, Mice, Doves, Pheasants, Hawks, Grouse, Woodpeckers, Crows, Sparrows, Black Birds, Moles, Flickers, Fox, Robins, Squirrels, Badgers, Chickadees, Wrens, Bees, Vultures, Bull Snakes, Finches, Marmots, Falcons, Weasels, Muskrats, Geese, Frogs, Possums, Voles, Salamanders, Nuthatches, Moose, Grackles, Seagulls, Eagles, Hummingbirds, Ducks, Quail, Ermine, Chipmunks, Killdeer, Brown Widow Spider, Butterflies, Raptors, Garter Snakes, Hornets, Ants, Thrush, Starlings, Kestrels, Dragonflies, Beetles, Crickets, Merlins, Northern Pocket Gophers, Wolverine, Pigeons, Grosbeaks, and Turtles.
Between March and December 2017 one thousand one hundred and forty-five people took the Backyard Wilderness survey. That's well over 1% of the city's population! Below you'll find some early results:
Stay tuned for more results, including how people know animals are visiting and what attracts wildlife to Lethbridge yards.
Backyard Wilderness received an award from the Oldman Watershed Council today as a signatory on the Southern Alberta Water Charter 2017.