The following is a very simple list of wild animals spotted in 2009 by Ann Harrison in an effort to begin a more detailed list for wildlife enthusiasts. I would like someone to pick up and run with this idea, hopefully expanding the list with more names, scientific names, dates sighted and location.
But this is a start:
Fish: bluegill, bass, crappie, carp, striper, trout, gar, catfish
Amphibians: leopard frog, salamander
Reptiles: snapping turtle, softshell turtle, box turtle, black snake, garter snake, water snake
Birds: mallard, bald eagle, black crowned night heron, blue heron, green heron, belted kingfisher, ruby throated hummingbird, American Coot, seagull, grebe, cedar waxwing, cardinal, tree swallow, blue bird, gold finch, other finches, wren, red bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker, mockingbird, tufted titmouse, black capped chickadee, nuthatch, starling, grackle, brown headed cowbird, crow, blue jay, sparrow, rufous sided towhee, dark eyed junco, Cooper's Hawk, Canada Goose, wood duck, brown pelican, sandpiper
Mammals: otter, deer, groundhog, beaver, grey squirrel
Boone Lake Association