The search for marsupials!

"Look at those tracks!  We must have just missed the Grey Kangaroo. No worries, the tracks can help us find it.  Also, these tracks show us how a kangaroo hops while using its tail on the ground for balance."



Yellow-Bellied Glider

Sometimes the only way to indentify a marsupial is by using your ears.  For example, the Yellow-Bellied Glider is more often heard than seen.  It makes a very loud squeak followed by gurgling.  If you hear that call look up quickly! It usually makes that call when it glides from tree to tree.


Green Ring-tailed Possum

The search for marsupials does not have to stop at night. A spotlight can be shined in the forest to look for eye shine. When you see two glowing dots staring back at you, you know you have found something! The Green Ring-tailed Possum is  active at night, and is often found climbing in trees. is a program of Canisius College, Buffalo, NY.                                                  Web Design by Ivan Andrijevic.