I am creating a vocabulary worksheet about the British countryside with its natural and typical features, and I'm stuck on how best to classify the animals living wild in the country.
The list of animals, mostly mammals, include: badgers, beavers, deer, foxes, hedgehogs, owls, rabbits, sparrows, squirrels, etc. Should I call them:
- Woodland creatures (or animals)
- Forest creatures (or animals)
- Country animals
- Countryside animals
- Animals in the woods/woodland/country/forest
- Wood animals (the least convincing of the lot because it sounds as if the animals are made of wood, but I include this option too)
Or do I simply call these animals wildlife? This would cover all the species, but I feel this is too large a group: I am sure lions, vultures, and crocodiles, to name but three, are also included.
animals, birds, insects, etc. that are wild and live in a natural environment