Endangered Species

BY BEVERLY

Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Habitat includes forests with trees old enough for roosting, generally at least 60-120 years old, depending on species of the pine.

Threats the loss of suitable habitat has caused the Red-cockaded Woodpecker declined. destruction of that habitat have resulted in it becoming endangered.


they are protecting some area in the woods.


https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-cockaded_Woodpecker/id

https://behindthebins.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/birding-sam-houston-national-forest/

Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel

the northern flying squirrel inhabits the cool,wet boreal and deciduous forests of NC highest mountains.

Why is the northern flying squirrel listed as endangered??= because of habitat destruction,fragmentation, or alteration associated with clearing of forests.


there habitat is the transition zone between conifers and hardwood at elevations above 4000 feet in cool, wet forests having older or lager trees, rotting logs, and abundant fungi, mosses and lichens.


what is being done to help= volunteer to build flying squirrel boxes.


http://www.ncwildlife.org/portals/0/Learning/documents/Profiles/NFsquirrel.pdf

Gray Bat


Habitat with very rare exceptions, gray bats live in caves year-round. during the winter gray bats hibernate in deep, vertical caves. in the summer, they roost in caves which are scattered along rivers.


gray bad occupies a limited geographic range in limestone karst areas of the southeastern US


Why are the Gray Bat Endangered...

Human disturbance can leas to mortality as frightened females drop their young in the panic to flee from the intruder, habitat loss or degradation, cave commercialization and improper gating can prevent access to air flow, temperature, humidity.