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shores. These are food for Peregrine Falcons. Meadow voles are common, cyclic, affect
animals that eat them, food for predators. Snowy Owl. Middle of the island: Owl Woods
because owls in migration or in winter will roost in day and hunt at night.
Wolfe Island is another important island. It is an important stopover site for migrating
birds. Tundra nesting birds. Wind turbines now dominate the Wolfe Island landscape.
Turbines pose a serious threat to migrating bats, donʼt like to ﬂy across big bodies of
water, narrowest spots and island hop. Dead bats under the turbines. First found in
Alberta, all dead didnʼt have broken bones, blood from mouth, blades not hitting the
bats. The pressure change because between blades, lungs canʼt handle pressure
change and lungs are bursting. Bats have 1 or 2 young per year only, concerns can
become rare and maybe extinct. Deer thrive on the island when habitat change from
forest to open habitat.
Main Duck Island (donʼt need to know name). Bird surveys, planning on putting wind
turbines. Limestone. Gneissic or Granitic rocks there from glacial erratics. Lots of
Northern Water Snakes....
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- Fall '14