The Animals and Wildlife of Camping

Camping is an opportunity to enjoy the sounds and sights of nature. The birds musically whistle overhead while the trees rustle in the slightest breeze. As you look around the hillsides, you will see an array of animals that you may not be used to seeing in your backyard. Delving further into the woods brings you closer to the home and habitat of a diverse number of wildlife. The region you are in will determine the species that are most prevalently indigenous to the area.

Wildlife at the Campsite

The Animals that roam freely will range from small to large. A fair share of tree top dwellings are visually seen on occasion. Squirrels, Chipmunks and Birds make nests and burrows inside of the tree. They make themselves scarce when there is a lot of activity around them. Some of the other smaller animals live on or under the surface. Rabbits, Possums and Beavers have their place among the bushes and are common to see while Camping.

If you are sitting by the Camp fire and hear small snapping of twigs in the distance, there is likely a few deer that are traveling nearby. Northern sectors are known for hosting Moose and Elk. Nearing the tropical temperatures will bring additional groupings to the Camping set. The warmer climate invites a plethora of species. Reptiles and Animals cohabitate across the vast natural regions. It is widely encouraged to avoid any that you are unfamiliar with. Snakes, furry creatures and insects can all be just as friendly as they are harmful.

Animals to See

Larger Animals will make you think of the last time you visited the Zoo. You may not see a Lion or Tiger hiding in the trees, however there are Bears that are frequently spotted. In each variety of Animal species,  there are sub species and branches. Bears have a large family that run in every direction of the globe. Polar, Brown, Black and Grizzly are the typical Bears that campers have reported seeing.

Cats are another popular part of nature that live across the trees. Not to be confused with smaller felines, large Cats greatly range in size in comparison to a housecat. Bob Cats and Mountain Lions are taller with the attributes of a feline. In some regions, you will still find Jaguars and Panthers who live in the wild. On the opposite end of Cats, there are Wolves, Coyotes and Foxes. Their fur reflects which of the sub-type classification they fall into.

The Wildlife and Camping Connection

One of the great many joys of Camping is observing the undisturbed world of nature. Animals will generally stay in their own territories away from Campers. The main two reasons they will interact is when they are looking for food or curious about the Camp you have set up. Before arriving to your destination, researching the campsite will prepare you in advance. It is important to steer clear of zones that have been marked for any endangered species or cautioned based on the dangers that may be involved.


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