Flora and Fauna in the Parks

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This section of our website will be expanded in the future to provide more actual images from the parks rather than using Google images.

Native Prairie Plants

Little Bluestem Grass Andropogon scoparius

Big Bluestem Grass Andropogon 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 Hydrophyllum virginianum (invasive)

Wild Geranium Geranium maculatum

Wild Ginger Asarum caudatum

Wild Violet Viola sp

Woodland Sedge

Yellow Giant Hyssop Agastache nepetoides

Shrubs and Trees

Burr Oak

Red Oak

White Oak

Shag Bark Hickory

Black Walnut

Sugar Maple

Green Ash (invasive)

Buckthorn (invasive)

Honeysuckle (invasive)

Non-native plants most likely introduced by the Turvilles

Daffodil

Reserection Lilly

Blue Silla (invasive)

Invasive Plants

Dames Rocket (invasive)

Burdock (invasive)

Virginia Waterleaf ( native but having an invasive habit)

Garlic Mustard Alliaria petiolata (invasive)

Teasel (invasive - not seen in the park yet but approaching from the Beltline area)

Creeping Charlie (invasive)

Buckthorn (invasive)

Honeysuckle (invasive)

Animals in the Park

Deer

Fox

Raccoon

Ground Hog

Muskrat

Beaver

Turtle

Squirrel

Rabbit

Mole

Vole

Birds in the Park

Need to expand this list....

Great Horned Owl

Woodpecker

Bald Eagle

Red-tailed Hawk

Malard Duck

Canadian Goose