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Animals in the Metro Parks

Animals in the Parks

Hairy. Slimy. Feathered. Fascinating.

Click through to learn about some of the animals you can find in the Metro Parks.

Common Birds in the Metro Parks

  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Barred Owl
  • Great Blue Heron
  • White-breasted Nuthatch

Mammals in the Metro Parks

  • Virginia Opossum
  • Coyote
  • White-tailed Deer
  • Striped Skunk
  • Black Bear
  • Little Brown Bat

Amphibians & Reptiles in the Metro Parks

  • Midland Painted Turtle
  • Green Frog
  • Northern Water Snake
  • Gray Treefrog
  • Eastern Garter Snake

Insects & Spiders in the Metro Parks

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Hummingbird Clearwing Sphinx Moth
  • Common Green Darner Dragonfly
  • Large Milkweed Bug
  • Black and Yellow Garden Spider