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WILDLIFE

GO TO THE FRONT HALL *
1. Often the only proof we have that an animal existed is its fossilised skeleton.
What other fossilised traces of animals are there?

2. Name a threatened species which is breeding successfully at Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve.
Name the other threatened species which spends the winter at Caerlaverock..

How many were left in 1948-49?

3. Find the corncrake.
Why has it become a threatened species?

How has it tried to adapt?

4. Find the golden plover.
Why are its numbers declining in Scotland?

5. Find the Kingfisher. Why are its numbers declining in Scotland?

6.Choose an animal and draw it.
Label the features which help it to survive.
(For example, does it have dull plumage for camouflage, webbed feet for swimming or sharp eyes and claws for spotting then killing prey?)