Keep the Wild in Wildlife!
Assateague Island National Seashore provides refuge to many forms of wildlife. Can you find the Horseshoe Crabs? They are very ancient animals, 100 million years older than dinosaurs. You might like to do a report about how they lived so long.
The Delmarva Fox Squirrel can wrap it’s bushy tail around itself like a blanket during cold weather on Assataeague.
There are over 300 kinds of birds on Assateague Island. You can hear calls of the Peregrine Falcon and find out about more island birds on the beautiful Audubon site. What are your 3 favorite birds?
Endangered bald eagles fly around Assateague Island. Would you like to see how they are tracked and cared for? Maybe they will have hatched some offspring by the time you read this! Watch how the eagles take care of their eggs on the web cam. Did you know their nests can weigh over one ton, and be 7 feet wide and 4 feet high?