Misunderstood Mesos: The Striped Skunk

Misunderstood Mesos: The Striped Skunk

It is built for a life foraging at the ground surface, with short, powerful legs and a stocky body.  The head and body measure 13-18 inches, with the notorious tail adding another 7-10 inches.  It’s weight varies greatly with average adults between 5-10 pounds, but some as heavy as fourteen pounds!

It is the Striped Skunk aka a Misunderstood Mesos.

How do dogs help with Eurasian oystercatcher conservation? 

How do dogs help with Eurasian oystercatcher conservation? 

Coastal wetlands are important habitats for many bird species.  Additionally, these marshes filter sediment from waterways and absorb floodwaters, both of which are major benefits to humans living near the coast.  Unfortunately, industrial and residential development threatens coastal wetlands around the world.  Rising seas caused by climate warming add yet another stress upon these important ecosystems.