birds

Below are some of the bird species commonly found in the park year-round. 137 bird species have been identified in the park at various times of the year. Some stay all year, while others stop through for a season during their migration. Click here to see the full list, provided by local naturalist Leonard Weber.

Photos courtesy of Audobon Society. Click on the images to visit the Audobon Society website for more information, including taxonomy, diet, habitat, conservation status, songs, and migration. Click here for the full Great Lakes Region bird guide.

Downy Woodpecker

American Robin

White-breasted Nuthatch

American Goldfinch

 

 

Spring Wild Flowers

Cutleaved-Toothworth.

Trillium

Spring Beauty

To learn more about the flora and fauna of Eliza Howell, join local naturalist Leonard Weber for a nature walk.

 

 

Mammals

White-tailed Deer Raccoon, Red Fox, Coyote, Muskrat, Fox Squirrel, Eastern Gray Squirrel, Red Squirrel, Eastern Chipmunk Striped Skunk, Virginia Opossum, Mink, Woodchuck, Eastern Cottontail, and several species of bats have all been spotted in the park.

White Tailed Deer

Eastern Chipmunk

Eastern Cottontail

Red Fox

 

Amphibians

Eight Species of frogs and toads have been confirmed in the Rouge watershed. These are the Wood Frog, Chorus Frog, Spring Peeper, American Toad, Leopard Frog, Gray Treefrog, Green Frog, and Bullfrog.

American Toad

Woodfrog

American Tadpole

The Friends of the Rouge does surveys every year to assess the watershed habitat. That information can be found at http://www.therouge.org/our-work/rouge-frog–toad-survey

All pictures taken by Leonard Weber