Grundy Lake: The Trip List

Although Grundy Lake Provincial Park is beautiful, I didn’t see as much wildlife as I has hoped. I am not sure whether this is due to the time of the year, the weather, or the time of the day we were out. Altogether I saw 29 birds, 4 mammals, 7 reptiles and amphibians, 5 butterflies, and 12 odonate species.

BIRDS

Broad-winged Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

  1. Canada Goose
  2. Wood Duck
  3. Common Loon
  4. Great Blue Heron
  5. Turkey Vulture
  6. Broad-winged Hawk
  7. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  8. Belted Kingfisher
  9. Downy Woodpecker
  10. Eastern Wood-Pewee
  11. Red-eyed Vireo
  12. Blue Jay
  13. American Crow
  14. Common Raven
  15. Black-capped Chickadee
  16. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  17. Golden-crowned Kinglet
  18. Canada Darner

    Canada Darner

  19. American Robin
  20. Cedar Waxwing
  21. Ovenbird
  22. Black-and-white Warbler
  23. American Redstart
  24. Magnolia Warbler
  25. Chestnut-sided Warbler
  26. Pine Warbler
  27. Song Sparrow
  28. White-throated Sparrow
  29. Common Grackle
  30. American Goldfinch

MAMMALS

  1. Black Bear
  2. White-tailed Deer
  3. American Red Squirrel
  4. Eastern Chipmunk

REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS

Bullfrog

Bullfrog

  1. Midland Painted Turtle
  2. Northern Water Snake
  3. American Toad
  4. Gray Tree Frog (heard only)
  5. American Bullfrog
  6. Mink Frog
  7. Northern Leopard Frog

BUTTERFLIES

  1. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  2. Great-spangled Fritillary
  3. Mourning Cloak
  4. White Admiral
  5. Viceroy

ODONATA

  1. Spotted Spreadwing*
  2. Violet Dancer
  3. Hagen’s Bluet
  4. Tule Bluet*
  5. Eastern Forktail
  6. Lake Darner
  7. Canada Darner
  8. Dragonhunter
  9. White-faced Meadowhawk
  10. Autumn Meadowhawk
  11. Slaty Skimmer
  12. Twelve-spotted Skimmer

* not on the park’s checklist

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