Wildlife Encounters - 5th - 8th grade
Lesson 2: Wildlife Populations
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Natural History

A species' natural history describes how plants and animals interact with each other and their environment. An animal's natural history includes:

  • Diet
  • Habitat
  • Movement within and out of their habitat
  • Territory and range
  • Interactions with other members of their species (conspecific)
  • Interactions with other species (interspecific) including people
  • Reproduction and caring for babies
  • Behavior

Click the images below to learn about the natural history of the red fox, fox squirrel, fox snake, and fox sparrow.

squirrel eating