|Title||Additional animal remains from under Sleeping Bear Dune, Leelanau County, Michigan|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1954|
|Journal||Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters|
For several years I have been accumulating bones and shells picked up on the surface and excavated from the eroding west face of Sleeping Bear sand dune, Leelanau County, Michigan. The known history, the legend, and the ecology of Sleeping Bear have been recorded by F. C. Gates (1950). Previously, David Gates (1939) had reported on a collection of bones from this site. He identified five kinds of mammals: red fox (Vulpes fulva), marten (Martes americana), woodchuck (Marmota monax), snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus), and elk (Cervus canadensis). I have specimens of twenty-one kinds of native mammals, including all those noted by Gates.