Sparks used mousetraps in March 2007 to capture 42 small mammals, white-footed mouse (14 individuals), prairie deer mouse (8), house mouse (8), prairie vole (4), meadow vole (4), and southern bog lemming (1).
The higher numbers for the least shrew and the bog lemming at Goose Pond are probably, at least partly, attributable to the fact there is a great deal of dry open grassland at Goose Pond.
However, it was a very interesting assemblage as it might resemble that of drier portions of earlier prairie in this area, and it contained two species relatively uncommon in surveys, the least shrew and the bog lemming.
pinetorum), bog lemming (Synaptomys cooperi), house mouse (Mus musculus), and meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius).
All of these vertebrates presently occur in Mackinac County, Michigan, with the exception of the Northern Bog Lemming
, Synaptomys cf.
The southern bog lemming is a small vole that occurs in the northeastern portion of North America, extending as far west as Kansas and Nebraska (Linzey, 1983; Linzey and Cranford, 1984).
Habitat selection in the southern bog lemming, Synaptomys cooperi, and the meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvanicus, in Virginia.
Twenty-two southern bog lemmings, Synaptomys cooperi, were collected February-March, 1992 from St.
New species recorded by Rand & Rand were big brown bat, southern flying squirrel, southern bog lemming and least weasel, so the new total specie s number from the area was 34.
Signs observed at INDU in this habitat could have been from the bog lemming, Synaptomys cooperi.
Mammal species likely to be found in dry prairie in the Grand Calumet River basin are the prairie deermouse, Peromyscus maniculatus bairdii; white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus; prairie vole, Microtus ochrogaster; thirteen-lined ground squirrel, Spermophilus tridecemlineatus; woodchuck, Marmota monax; least shrew, Cryptotisparva; Franklin's ground squirrel, Spermnophilus franklinii; southern bog lemming, Synaptomys cooperi; coyote, Can is latrans; red fox, Vulpes vulpes; least weasel, Mustela nivalis; and American badger, Taxidea taxus.