Flora and Fauna in the Parks
 
This section of our website is still being actively expanded and edited. If you know of any plants or animals that you have seen in Olin or Turville Parks that we have not listed yet please send us an email so we can include these plants or animals in our inventory of the parks. Some of the links on this page will take you to other subpages on our site and other links will take you to other sites on the internet with additional information about the plant or animal. We plan to eventually include images from the park of the various plants and animals.
 
Native Prairie Plants
Little Bluestem GrassAndropogon scoparius
Big Bluestem GrassAndropogon gerardii
Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca
Pale Indian Plantain Arnoglossum atriplicifolium
Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa
Yellow Coneflower Rudbeckia pinnata
 
Native Woodland and Woods Edge Plants
Black Raspberry Rubus occidentalis
Dutchman's Breeches Dicentra cucullaria
Jack-in-the-Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum
Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium purpureum
False Solomon Seal Smilacena racemosa
Mayapple Podophyllum peltatum
Shooting Star Dodecatheon
Solomon SealPolygonatum biflorum
Trillium Trillium grandiflorum
Trout Lilly Erythronium albidum
Virginia Bluebells Mertensia virginica
Virginia Waterleaf (invasive) Hydrophyllum virginianum
Wild Geranium Geranium maculatum
Wild Ginger Asarum caudatum
Wild Violet Viola sp
Woodland Sedge
Yellow Giant Hyssop Agastache nepetoides
 
Native Shrubs and Trees
Green Ash (invasive)
Buckthorn (invasive)
Honeysuckle (invasive)
 
Non-Native Plants and Invasive Plants
Plants most likely introduced by the Turvilles
Daffodil
Blue Silla (invasive)
Invasive Plants
Dames Rocket (invasive)
Burdock (invasive)
Garlic Mustard (invasive) Alliaria petiolata
Teasel (invasive) (Not seen in the park yet but approching from the Beltline area)
Creeping Charlie (invasive)
Buckthorn (invasive)
Honeysuckle (invasive)
 
Animals in the Park
Deer
Fox
Raccoon
Ground Hog
Muskrat
Turtle
Squirrel
Vole
 
Birds that visit or live in the Park
Great Horned Owl
Woodpecker
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Malard Duck
Canadian Goose