Driftless Prairies: Native Habitat Restoration

Nature inspires awe!

Mammal Inventory

I haven’t gotten all the links established yet. But, at the same time, this will be under construction for the rest of my life!!! It is a labor of love and hopefully will pique your curiosity about the mammals around the driftless area of Wisconsin.

This is just a few that I’ve seen for certain. We have a trail cam that we like to use but it hasn’t identified any critter that we haven’t seen personally….yet!!!

This list is arranged in alphabetical order with the common name first and the Latin name following. I’ve added bits of info on each critter as I come across it; here’s the references that I’ve used for this info.

Bat, Big Brown – Eptesicus fuscus
Bat, Little BrownMyotis lucifugus
BobcatLynx rufus
Chipmunks , EasternTamias striatus
CoyoteCanis latrans
Deer, White-tailedOdocoileus virginianums
Fox, RedVulpes vulpes
Ground squirrel, Thirteen-lined – Ictidomys tridecemlineatus
MinkMustela vision
Mole: Eastern mole or Common moleScalopus aquaticus
Mouse, DeerPeromyscus maniculatus
Mouse, HouseMus musculus
Opossum, VirginiaDidelphis virginiana
Rabbit, Eastern CottontailSylvilagus floridanus
Raccoon , CommonProcyon lotor
Shrew, Northern short-tailedBlarina brevicauda
SkunkSpilogale putorius or  Mephitis mephitis
Squirrel, Eastern GraySciurus carolinensis