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1 Wood Turtle Brook Trout Shelter: Lives near the river in wet areas, winters underground in river bottoms or river banks, builds nests for eggs in sandy or gravelly open areas near water Food: Eats plants and animals, such as earthworms, on land and in the water marshes, and ponds Shelter: Lives in rivers and streams with clean water and cold temperatures, adults lay eggs (spawn) in the sand or gravel on the bottom of rivers or streams Food: Young and adults eat macro-invertebrates in the river and adults also eat small fish and crustaceans Water: Rivers and streams

2 Belted Kingfisher Crayfish Shelter: Lives along the river, adults make horizontal nests in the river bank, females lay eggs in the nest Food: Eats fish, crustaceans, frogs, insects, lizards, small mammals, and berries, parents both feed the young lakes, and ponds Shelter: Lives in the river with areas of rocks and silt (loose sediment), uses debris, such as leaves, or large rocks in the river for cover and protection Food: Eats river plants, snails, insects, tadpoles, and small fish lakes, and ponds

3 Louisiana Waterthrush Green Frog Shelter: Lives along the river, nests in small holes in the river bank, makes a cup-shaped nest using mud, twigs, and leaves and lines the nest with hair and moss, goes south for winter Food: Eats insects, earthworms, small fish, and frogs Water: Rivers and streams Shelter: Lives on calm edges of the river, usually partly in the water, hibernates for winter underground in damp soil or underwater, females lay eggs in the water Food: Adults eat insects, some frogs, and crayfish and tadpoles eat algae

4 Yellow Warbler Red-Bellied Woodpecker Shelter: Lives along the river bank, makes nests in the notches of trees or bushes, nests are deep cups made of grasses and bark, lined with fur or soft plant fibers, goes south for the winter Food: Eats insects and fruit (sometimes) Shelter: Lives in open, swampy woodlands near the river, uses its beak to make nests in dead or dying trees, nest is deep and lined with woodchips Food: Eats insects including beetles, grasshoppers, and ants, also eats acorns, beechnuts, seeds, and fruits Water: Rivers and wetlands

5 Mink Salamander Shelter: Lives along the river bank and in the river, makes dens in holes along the river bank, lines the den with leaves, grass, and feathers Food: Eats small mammals, fish, frogs, salamanders, earthworms, insects, and birds Water: Rivers and lakes Shelter: Lives in the forest near the river, underground most of the time, burrows into soft soil, comes out to lay eggs in small pools of water near the river Food: Eats earthworms, slugs, and small insects lakes, ponds, wetlands, and seasonal pools

6 Eastern Screech Owl Wood Duck Shelter: Lives in the woods along the river, nests in large preformed holes in trees near the river, pairs mate for life Food: Eats mice, shrews, fish, turtles, frogs, crayfish, salamanders and birds Shelter: Lives near the river and in the river, nests in preformed holes in trees over the river, baby ducks jump out of the nest into the river below Food: Eats seeds, fruits, acorns, insects, worms, snails, and slugs

7 Muskrat Water Shrew Shelter: Lives in the river and along the river bank, digs holes in the river bank to make dens, dens are made of brush, mud, and plants and have underwater entrances and dry chambers Food: Eats water plants, crayfish, snails, insects, and frogs Shelter: Lives in wooded or brushy areas near the river and in the water, digs short tunnels in the ground and makes underground nests of plant materials Food: Eats insects, macroinvertebrates, slugs, earthworms, leeches, and snails

8 River Otter Raccoon Shelter: Lives in the river and along the river bank, makes dens under logs or in holes, dens have an underwater entrance and a tunnel to a nest chamber lined with leaves, grass, and moss Food: Eats fish, turtle, crayfish, frogs, and sometimes plants Water: Rivers and lakes Shelter: Lives in wooded areas near the river in small groups with other raccoons and makes dens in hollow trees or in holes in trees Food: Eats fruits, nuts, berries, insects, rodents, frogs, eggs, and crayfish

9 Chipmunk Earthworm Shelter: Lives in open areas with trees near the river, digs in the ground to make burrows under rocks or tree stumps, burrows are long tunnels with many chambers Food: Eats seeds, fruit, nuts, insects, bird eggs, snails, and salamanders lake ponds, and puddles Shelter: Lives underground in the mud near the river, comes to the surface during rainstorms Food: Eats decaying onceliving (organic) material and mud ponds, lakes, and puddles

10 Gray Squirrel Snapping Turtle Shelter: Lives in forested areas near the river, makes dens in tree branches, hollow trees, or empty bird nests, nests are lined with grass, feathers, and moss Food: Eats fruits, seeds, acorns, other nuts, bark, and bird eggs lake ponds, and puddles Shelter: Lives near the river in wet areas, winters underground in river bottoms or river banks in leaf litter, builds nests for eggs in loose soil Food: Eats fish, frogs, salamanders, snakes, insects, and water plants ponds, and lakes

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