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Mammals

Put food in your car at night to discourge visitors.
Thirty-two species of mammals have been recorded at Pinery. A few of the park's most commonly seen mammals are red squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, beavers, coyotes and flying squirrels.

 

White-tailed Deer at Pinery.
Another mammal that most people enjoy seeing while they at Pinery is the White-tailed Deer.  Your best chance at viewing deer is along the bike trail through the day-use area.  Bike along the trail in early evening or morning; especially in late October and earlyNovember watch for a large buck deer with antlers full-grown and polished, ready for the rut or mating season.

 

Please refer to the Checklist of Mammals of Pinery Provincial Park for a listing of specific species found in the park.  Books containing more information about Pinery's mammals can be purchased at the Savanna Shores nature gift shop in Pinery's Visitor Center.

Take your time, be  patient, and you should be rewarded with sightings of  mammals. As well you should follow a few basic Wildlife Viewing Do's and Don'ts.

Please join a Park Naturalist on a conducted walk, children's program, evening program, or for one of our Night Walks to learn more about the Park's mammals. All of these programs are part of our well-known Summer Interpretive Program.  Naturalists are also on duty at the Visitor Centre to assist you with your questions.

Anyone interested in conducting research on the mammals of Pinery park is required to contact the Natural Heritage Education Supervisor at the Visitor Centre.

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