C. cristata Negative Footprint or Blue Jay measures 2.5″ H x 2″ W.  C. cristata Negative Footprint is polyurethane resin in the USA. Replica is cast from original specimen.

Have fun with our animal tracks. There are endless uses for teaching opportunities such as, comparing footprints, poster coloring of the animal and footprint, or making salt dough to recreate their very own animal track to take home.

Animal track identification activities is a great way for students to learn about different animal species and the prints they leave behind!

The name jay derives from the bird’s noisy, garrulous nature and has been applied to other birds of the same family, which are also mostly gregarious. Jays are also called jaybirds.

The C. cristata or Blue jay is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to eastern North America. It lives in most of the eastern and central United States; some eastern populations may be migratory. Resident populations are also in Newfoundland, Canada; breeding populations are found across southern Canada.

The C. cristata or Blue jay breeds in both deciduous and coniferous forests, and is common in residential areas. Its coloration is predominantly blue, with a white chest and underparts, and a blue crest; it has a black, U-shaped collar around its neck and a black border behind the crest.

C. cristata or Blue jay males and females are similar in size and plumage, and plumage does not vary throughout the year.