Wildlife in Vermont

Our growing library of information on wildlife in Vermont includes:

Tracks + Sign

Trees are easy. Their roots anchor them in place; they move at a time scale entirely foreign to humans, too slow to watch. Animals on the other hand are tricky. They sneak along the edges, creep through shadows, camouflage with their surroundings. Our glimpses into the furry, feathery, and scaly world is often from a distance or from clues left behind. Here you’ll find details on the tracks and signs left behind by animals.

Tracks
Gaits

Etymology of Vermont Vertebrate Names

Curious about the meaning behind all those difficult-to-pronounce scientific names? Then check out our dictionary of scientific names!

You can search by root word, common name, scientific name, or just browse by taxonomic group.

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A Guide to the Crayfish of Vermont

Learn about crayfish