How many species can you name?  How many birds?  How many butterflies?  How many species in your community are at risk of disappearing?

You might be surprised to learn that in Waterloo Region there are 129 species at risk of extinction.  There are plants, invertebrates, reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians and mammals on this list.

Ask your students to pick a species from this list the next time you do an activity on biodiversity, adaptations, or interactions in ecosystems.  Why are these species on this list?  What can we do in Waterloo Region to help protect them?

Acadian Flycatcher
Amber-winged Spreadwing
American Badger
American Bumble Bee
American Burying Beetle
American Chestnut
Bald Eagle
Bank Swallow
Barn Owl
Barn Swallow
Black Dash
Black Redhorse
Black Tern
Blanding’s Turtle
Blushing Scale Lichen
Braun’s Holly Fern
Bristling Shadow Lichen
Bristly Buttercup
Broad-leaved Puccoon
Brown Scoopwing
Canada Warbler
Carey’s Sedge
Carolina Vetch
Cerulean Warbler
Chimney Swift
Chinese Hemlock-parsley
Common Hop-tree
Common Nighthawk
Differential Grasshopper
Double-striped Bluet
Downy Yellow False Foxglove
Eastern Burning Bush
Eastern Meadowlark
Eastern Milksnake
Eastern Ribbonsnake
Eastern Small-footed Myotis
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Eastern Wood-pewee
Edible Valerian
Eight-flowered Fescue
False Hop Sedge
Fern-leaved Yellow False Foxglove
Field Thistle
Gattinger’s False Foxglove
Glorious Habrosyne
Grasshopper Sparrow
Great St. John’s-wort
Greater Redhorse
Green Arrow Arum
Green Dragon
Green-striped Darner
Gypsy Cuckoo Bumble Bee
Hackberry Emperor
Hairy-fruited Sedge
Henslow’s Sparrow
Hoary Long-horned Bee
Jefferson Salamander
King Rail
Least Bittern
Little Brown Myotis
Loggerhead Shrike
Long-styled Canada Sanicle
Louisiana Waterthrush
Meadow Evening-primrose
Midland Painted Turtle
Monarch Butterfly
Moss Phlox
Nine-spotted Lady Beetle
Northern Bobwhite
Northern Brook Lamprey
Northern Bush Katydid
Northern Hawthorn
Northern Map Turtle
Northern Myotis
Northern Pin Oak
Painted Skimmer
Peregrine Falcon
Pignut Hickory
Pronghorn Clubtail
Purple Martin
Purplish Copper
Pygmy Pocket Moss
Rainbow Mussel
Ram’s-head Lady’s-slipper
Red-headed Woodpecker
Redside Dace
River Bluet
Ruddy Dagger Moth
Rusty-patched Bumble Bee
Scarlet Beebalm
Schweinitz’s Sedge
Sharp-fruited Rush
Shiny Wedge Grass
Short-eared Owl
Silver Shiner
Slender Mountain-mint
Slim-flowered Muhly
Slippershell Mussel
Smith’s Bulrush
Smooth Yellow False Foxglove
Snapping Turtle
Soft-hairy False Gromwell
Spatterdock Darner
Speckled Giant Lacewing
Striped Cream Violet
Swamp Darner
Tawny Emperor
Transverse Lady Beetle
Tri-colored Bat
Unicorn Clubtail
Unisexual Ambystoma (Jefferson Salamander dependent population)
Unsated Sallow
Virginia Bluebells
Wavy-rayed Lampmussel
West Virginia White
Western Chorus Frog – Great Lakes – St. Lawrence – Canadian Shield population
Wild Licorice
Wood Thrush
Woodland Flax
Yellow-banded Bumble Bee
Yellow-breasted Chat