Template-- Animals

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Students Field Guide

Our 2 Cents

Our students create a field guide for the area of their nature sit. Each article grows over time as the student’s awareness of details grows through research and observation over the weeks, months, and years. This is not a handout to be filled in but a format to follow.

Animal Template

Title: <Common Name – (Family, Genus, species)

Wild, Naturalized, Invasive, Feral, Domestic:

Why is this animal important to us? (Could be positive or negative)

Taxonomy: (with a short factoid of each. Example for a pig Order: Artiodactyla – even-toed ungulate)

  • Kingdom:
  • Phylum:
  • Class:
  • Order:
  • Family:
  • Genus:
  • Species:
  • Breed:



  • What is one individual of this species called?
  • What are the sexes of this species called at the different stages?
  • What is a group of this species called?
  • What is birth of this species called?
  • Other general terms everyone should know pertaining to this spices you want to share with others?

Characteristics of Anatomy and Physiology (function):

  • Anatomy, External
  • Anatomy, Digestive system
  • Reproduction and Gestation

Weight at stages of development:

  • Birth
  • Weaning
  • Breeding
  • Adult

Cognition: in comparison to human development or other domestic

Temperament and emotions

Senses and Superpowers:

  • Vision
  • Taste
  • Audition
  • Olfaction and gustation
  • Touch
  • Magneto reception
  • Echo
  • Other Senses
  • What are their superpowers

Behavior at Different stages of development and the seasons

  • Reproductive behavior
  • Dominance and leadership
  • Grazing behavior
  • Sleep


Domestication, Use, Husbandry, Economics, Draft, Etcetera

Skills in husbandry and use

  • Measuring Weight
  • Measuring Size
  • Feeding and Feeding needs

At different stages

  • Care
  • Breeding
  • Birth
  • Identification of herd & individual
  • Medicating
  • Milking
  • Butcher
  • Riding
  • Driving
"When he was young, I told Dale Jr. that hunting and racing are a lot alike. Holding that steering wheel and holding that rifle both mean you better be responsible."
—Dale Earnhardt
"Some people fast, some people go on a cruise or visit a day spa. I get out in the woods with a rifle or a bow. That's my release."
—Chris Pratt