Northwich Woodlands
Northwich Woodlands

Mammals

Mammals are one of the 6 main classes of animals. Animal classes are groups of animals that scientists consider to be alike in some important ways. Mammals are the animal class that people belong to. There are only about 4,000 kinds of mammals. This sounds like a lot, but when you consider there are 21,000 kinds of fish and a whopping 800,000 kinds of insects you’ll realise mammals are a pretty small class! These should be the easiest to find at Northwich but you may have to go at night for some animals on our list.

American mink (Mustela vison)
Badger (Meles meles)
Bank vole (Myodes glareolus)
Bat: Brown long-eared (Plecotus auritus)
Bat:Common pipistrelle 45kHz (Pipistrellus pipestrellus)
Bat:Common pipistrelle 55 kHz (Pipistrellus pipestrellus)
Bat:Daubenton's (Myotis daubentonii)
Bat:Natusius's pipistrelle (Pipistrellus nathusii)
Bat:Noctule (Nyctalus noctula)
Bat:Whiskered (Myotis mystacinus)
Brown hare (Lepus europaeus)
Brown rat aka Common rat (Rattus norvegicus)
Common shrew (Sorex araneus)
Muntjac (Muntiacus)
Field vole (Microtus agrestis)
Grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
Harvest mouse (tbc) (Micromys minutes)
Northern mole (Talpa europaea)
Northern water vole (Arvicola terrestris)
Otter (historic) (Lutra lutra)
Pygmy shrew (Sorex minutes)
Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Roe deer (European) (Capreolus capreolus)
Stoat (Mustela erminea)
Water shrew (Neomys fodiens)
Weasel (Mustela nivalis)
Western hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)
Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus)