Kamana International Species List

These are species that students in countries outside of North America have substituted for the recommended species to journal in Kamana. Always check your own field guides and choose species based on your own experience. Do you have a country or bioregion outside the United States that you would like to submit a list for? It would be much appreciated! Email director@kamana.org

Germany/Austria

The European species is written first, then the scientific name, and the North American species it is replacing if that information was given.

  • Hazards
    • Grüner Knollenblätterpilz (Amanita phalloides)
    • Tollwurt (rabies)
    • Kreuzotter (Vipera berus)
    • Dornfingerspinne (Cheiracanthium punctorium)
    • Gemeine Wespe
    • Cougars, Leptospirosis and Hantavirus are not hazards in Austria. I would have chosen hypothermia, rabies, avalanches or high elevation sickness.
    • Austria has approximately 30 brown bears, they so far have not attacked people – but I guess it is worth studying.
    • Wildschwein (wild boar attack)
    • Zecke (Holzbock)
    • Kreuzotter (Vipera berus) Lethal in less than 1% of bite-incidents, in 50% without problems. For southern Austria a better species might be Sandviper (Vipera ammodytes) – the most dangerous poisonous snake of Europe.
    • Europe is shamefully tame and safe, in my area in the mountains you can drink out of every stream…
  • Mammals
    • Dachs (Meles meles) Badger instead of raccoon.
    • Reh (Capreolus capreolus) Local deer.
    • Lynx (Lynx lynx) or Wildkatze instead of bobcat.
    • Wiesel (Mustela erminea) Weasel instead of beaver.
    • Waldmaus (Apodemus sylvaticus) instead of deer mouse.
    • Igel (Erinaceus europäus) Hedgehog instead of Raccoon.
    • Baummarder instead of otter.
    • Waldspitzmaus for local shrew.
    • Biesamratte for beaver.
    • Feldhase for hare or rabbit.
  • Plants
    • Bittersüsser Nachtschatten (Solanum dulcamara) This is a local nightshade in North America too. Schwarzer Nachtschatten has been used.
    • Efeu (Hedera helix), Tollkirsche (Atropa belladonna), or Seidelbast instead of poison ivy.
    • Weisser Germer (Veratrum album) or Herbstzeitlose instead of Indian poke.
    • Scharfer Hahnenfuss (Ranunculus acris) Local buttercup.
    • One of the most dangerous plants here would be Monkshood (Aconitum napellus or vulparia).
    • Gefleckter Schierling for Poison Hemlock.
    • Große Brennessel for Stinging Nettle.
    • Breit Wegerich for Broad-Leaf Plantain.
    • Breitblättriger Rohrkolben for Cattail.
  • Ecological Indicator
    • Europäische Sumpfschildkröte (Emys orbicularis) Local turtle.
    • Zauneidechse (Lacerta agilis) Local lizard.
    • Blindschleiche (Anguis fragilis), a legless lizard, instead of garter snake.
    • Ringelnatter (Natrix natrix) Local snake.
    • Feuersalamander (Salamandra salamandra) Salamander.
    • Laubfrosch (Hyla arborea) Tree frog.
    • Erdkröte (Bufo bufo) Toad.
    • Grasfrosch (Rana temporaria) True frog.
    • Waldamaeise (Formica rufa) or Schwarze Wegameise for Ant.
    • Königslibelle (Anax imperator) or Blaugrüne Mosaikjungfer for Dragonfly.
    • Gemeiner Grashüpfer (Chorthippus biguttulus) or Großes Heupferd Grasshopper.
  • Trees
    • Fichte (Picea abies) Spruce or “cedar.”
    • Bergahorn (Acer pseudoplatanus) Maple.
    • Rotbuche (Fagus sylvatica) Beech.
    • Esche (Fraxinus excelsior) Ash.
    • Bergulme (Ulmus glabra) Elm.
    • Weißtanne (Abies alba) Fir.
    • Lärche (Larix decidua) Larch.
    • Stieleiche (Quercus robur) Oak.
    • Silberweide (Salix alba) Willow.
    • Waldkiefer (Pinus sylvestris) Pine.
    • Schwarzerle for Alder.
    • Schwarzpappel for cottonwood.
  • Birds
    • Amsel (Turdus merula) American robin.
    • Stockent (Anas platyrhynchos) or Graugans for Canada goose.
    • Mäusebussard (Buteo buteo) Red-tailed hawk.
    • Buchfink (Fringilla coelebs) Yellowthroat.
    • Rabenkrähe (Corone corone) Crow.
    • Eichelhäher (Garrulus glandarius) Jay.
    • Rotkelchen (Erithacus rubecula) Red-winged blackbird.
    • Mönschgrasmücke (Sylvia atricapilla) Rufous-sided towhee.
    • Kohlmeise (Parus major) Song sparrow.
    • Kleiber (Sitta europea) Junco.
    • No yellowthroats, towhees, song sparrows, blackbirds and juncos – my choice would be some of these:
    • Rotkehlchen (Erithacus rubecula)
    • Zilpzalp or Fitis (Phylloscopus collybita or trochilus)
    • Zaunkönig, common wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
    • Goldammer (Emberizia citrinella)
    • Rotschwanz (Phoenicurus phoenicurus or ochruros)
    • Feldsperling (Passer montanus)

Australian Kamana 2 Journal Lists

  • Hazard Journal List
    • A Local Tick – Paralysis Tick
    • Red Back Spider and local Funnel Web Spider
    • Common Death Adder
    • European Wasp
    • Eastern Brown Snake
    • Eastern Tiger Snake
    • Heat Stroke
    • Leptospirosis
    • Ross River Virus
    • A Local Poisonous Mushroom – Death Cap
  • Mammal Journal List
    • Brown Antechinus
    • Common Brushtail Possum
    • Water Rat
    • Dingo
    • Spot Tailed Quoll
    • Sugar Glider
    • House Mouse
    • Platypus
    • European Rabbit
    • Swamp Wallaby or Red Necked Wallaby
  • Plant Journal List
    • Poison Hemlock
    • Inkweed
    • Castor Oil Plant
    • Stinging Nettle
    • A Local Nightshade (genus Solanus)
    • A Local Buttercup ( genus Ranunculus)
    • Dandelion
    • Common Chickweed
    • Broadleaf Leaf Plantain
    • Bulrush/ Cumbungi
  • Ecological Indicators
    • A Local Turtle ( Eastern Long Necked Turtle)
    • A Local Lizard (Eastern Water Dragon)
    • A Local Python ( Carpet/ Diamond Python)
    • A Local Skink ( Blue Tongued Lizard)
    • A Local Tree Frog ( Green Tree Frog)
    • A Local Toad ( Cane Toad)
    • A Local True Frog ( Striped Marsh Frog)
    • A Local Ant ( Bull Ant)
    • A Local Dragonfly ( Tropical Dragonfly)
    • A Local Cricket or Grasshopper (Black Field Cricket)
  • Tree Journal List
    • Local Cypress Pine
    • An introduced Pine or Native Pine( Radiata Pine or Hoop/ Bunya Pine)
    • A Local Casuarina or Allocasuarina
    • A Local Melaleuca
    • A Local Banksia
    • A Local Angophora
    • A Local Ironbark Eucalypt
    • A Local Stringybark Eucalypt
    • A Local Acacia
    • A Local Brachychiton
  • Bird Journal List
    • Wood Duck
    • Whistling Kite
    • Local Butcherbird
    • Australian Raven
    • Eastern Rosella
    • Golden Cisticola or Golden Whistler
    • Noisy Miner or Bell Minor
    • Eastern Whipbird
    • Superb Fairy Wren
    • Red Browed Finch

Ireland

  • Mammals
    • Rabbits
    • Foxes
    • Badgers
    • Fallow Deer
    • Seals
    • Some kind of Bat
    • Some kind of Mouse
    • Hedgehog
    • Pine Marten
    • Red Squirrel
  • Plants
    • Plantain
    • Dandelion
    • Nettle
    • Gorse
    • Bracken
    • Wood Sorrel
    • Herb Robert
    • Ivy
    • Foxglove
  • Ecological Indicators
    • Sphagnum Moss
    • Tree Lungwort
    • Common Frog
    • Atlantic Salmon
    • Sole
    • Some kind of Butterfly (ie. Large and Small Whites, Painted Lady, Red Admiral and Marsh Fritillary)
    • Mother of Pearl Moth
    • Common Field Grasshopper
    • Gall Wasp
    • Buff-Tailed Bumblebee
    • Ground Beetle
  • Trees
    • Hawthorn
    • Blackthorn
    • Crab Apple
    • Ash
    • Field Maple
    • Horse Chestnut
    • Hazel
    • Willow
    • Sitka Spruce
    • Larch
  • Birds
    • Grey Heron
    • Sparrowhawk
    • Kestrel
    • Long-eared Owl
    • Pied Wagtail
    • Wren
    • Dunock
    • Robin
    • Thrush (Blackbird, Song Thrush)
    • Tit (Great, Blue, Long tailed)
    • Finch (Gold, Siskin, Green)
    • Hooded Crow
    • Rook
    • Magpie

Britain

  • Hazards
    • A local tick and Lyme’s Disease
    • A local wasp
    • Adder
    • Hypothermia
    • Lightning
    • Flash Floods
    • Sudden Branch Drop
    • Leptospirosis
    • Sunburn
    • A local, poisonous mushroom
  • Mammals
    • A Shrew or Mole
    • Badger
    • Otter
    • Fox
    • Feral Cat or Wildcat
    • Red or Grey Squirrel
    • Wood Mouse
    • European Beaver or a local Vole
    • Hare or Rabbit
    • Roe Deer
  • Plants
    • Hemlock
    • Giant Hogweed
    • Hemlock Water-dropwort
    • Stinging Nettle
    • A local Nightshade (either genus Solanum or Atropa)
    • A local Buttercup (genus Ranunculus)
    • Dandelion
    • Chickweed
    • Greater Plantain
    • Greater Reedmace (aka Bulrush)
  • Ecological Indicators
    • Local Snake
    • Common Lizard
    • Slow Worm
    • Common Toad
    • Common Frog
    • Local Newt
    • Local Ant
    • Local Grasshopper
    • Local Dragonfly
    • Local Butterfly
  • Trees
    • Scots Pine
    • Sycamore
    • Beech
    • Local Oak
    • Ash
    • Alder
    • Local Elm
    • Local Willow
    • Local Birch
    • Local Poplar
  • Birds
    • Greylag Goose (or other local goose)
    • Buzzard
    • Eurasian Jay
    • Carrion Crow
    • Blackbird
    • European Robin
    • Chaffinch
    • Song Thrush
    • Great Tit
    • Dunnock