Index of Species Photographed in the Park

Groups

1Mammals9
2Water birds (water fowl, wading birds, and fishers)28
3Birds of prey (raptors and owls)6
4Woodpeckers5
5Warblers16
5Other birds42
6Reptiles3
7Amphibians2
8Fish3
9Other (Crustaceans, bivalves, and gastropods)4
10Butterflies24
11Moths14
11Dragonflies and Damselflies12
12Other insects19
13Arachnids (spiders)4
Total191
Mammals
1Chipmunk August 18, 2020
2Red squirrelJuly 7, 2020
3Grey squirrelSeptember 10, 2020
4Eastern cottontailAugust 31, 2020
5GroundhogDecember 15, 2020
6MuskratJanuary 10, 2021
7RaccoonSeptember 8, 2020
8North American beaverAugust 18, 2020
9White-tailed deerDecember 15, 2020
Water birds (water fowl, wading birds, and fishers)
1Canada goose May 10, 2020
2Double-crested cormorantAugust 20, 2020
3Common merganserJanuary 11, 2021
4Red-breasted merganserJanuary 14, 2021
5Hooded merganserMay 18, 2020
6Common goldeneyeJanuary 15, 2021
7BuffleheadJanuary 16, 2021
8RedheadMarch 3, 2021
9American black duckJanuary 11, 2021
10Blue-winged tealApril 11, 2020
11Mallard
12Wood duckMarch 26, 2020
13Greater scaupMarch 13, 2021
14GadwallMarch 13, 2021
15Northern shovelerApril 23, 2021
16Pied-billed grebeApril 1, 2020
17American cootApril 14, 2021
18Great blue heronSeptember 8, 2020
19Great egret or great white heronMay 10, 2020
20Green heronMay 10, 2020
21Black-crowned night-heronAugust 11, 2020
22Herring gullJanuary 6, 2021
23Ring-billed gullMay 19, 2021
24Lesser yellowlegsMay 1, 2021
25Spotted sandpiperJuly 23, 2020
26Solitary sandpiperApril 27, 2021
27KilldeerApril 1, 2021
28Belted kingfisherMay 6, 2020
Birds of prey (raptors and owls)
1American bald eagleJanuary 11, 2021
2Red-tailed hawkJanuary 10, 2021
3Cooper’s hawk or Sharp-shinned hawkAugust 31, 2020
4MerlinJanuary 12, 2021
5Great horned owlApril 17, 2021
6Turkey vultureMay 11, 2021
Woodpeckers
1Red-bellied woodpecker January 9, 2021
2Northern flickerApril 26, 2020
3Hairy woodpeckerJanuary 9, 2021
4Downy woodpeckerJanuary 31, 2021
5Yellow-bellied sapsuckerApril 1, 2021
Warblers
1Common yellowthroat May 11, 2020
2Magnolia warblerMay 11, 2020
3Palm warblerMay 12, 2020
4Black-and-white warblerMay 13, 2020
5Cap May warblerMay 15, 2020 *
6Yellow-rumped warblerMay 9, 2021
7Nashville warblerMay 4, 2020
8Black-throated green warblerMay 5, 2021
9Black-throated blue warblerMay 19, 2020 *
10Yellow warblerMay 5, 2021
11Chestnut-sided warblerMay 9, 2021
12Wilson’s warblerMay 19, 2021
13Bay-breasted warblerMay 20, 2021
14Northern waterthrushSeptember 6, 2020
15Blackburnian warblerMay 24, 2021
16Mourning warblerJune 6, 2021
Other birds
1American crow January 10, 2021
2Mourning doveJanuary 10, 2021
3American robinJanuary 13, 2021
4Grey catbirdJanuary 9, 2021
5Brown-headed cowbirdApril 30, 2020
6Red-winged blackbirdJune 13, 2020
7Common grackleApril 18, 2020
8Baltimore orioleMay 9, 2020
9Brown thrasherApril 26, 2020
10Indigo buntingAugust 5, 2020
11Scarlet tanagerMay 26, 2020
12American goldfinchAugust 30, 2020
13Purple or house finchAugust 1, 2020
14Black-capped chickadeeJanuary 13, 2021
15Brown creeperApril 15, 2020
16Ruby-throated hummingbirdAugust 26, 2020
17Ruby-crowned kingletApril 9, 2020
18Golden-crowned kingletApril 1, 2021
19Northern cardinalJanuary 12, 2021
20Dark-eyed juncoJanuary 6, 2021
21Cedar waxwingMay 23, 2020
22Eastern wood-peeweeSeptember 6, 2020
23Rose-breasted grosbeak (male)May 12, 2020
24Eastern towhee (male)May 7, 2020
25Eastern kingbirdMay 30, 2020
26Blue-gray gnatcatcherApril 26, 2020
27House wrenMay 24, 2020
28Blue jayJuly 19, 2020
29Red-eyed vireoMay 30, 2020
30Warbling vireoMay 11, 2021
31Yellow-throated vireoMay 24, 2021
32Eastern bluebirdApril 21, 2020
33Song sparrowMay 7, 2020 *
34White-crowned sparrowMay 11, 2021
35White-throated sparrowApril 13, 2021
36Great crested flycatcherJune 8, 2020
37Olive-sided flycatcherMay 20, 2021
38Eastern phoebeMay 20, 2021
39Tree swallowApril 28, 2021
40European starlingJanuary 25, 2021
41Hermit thrushJanuary 27, 2021
42Black-billed cuckooMay 22, 2021
Reptiles
1Common snapping turtleJuly 6, 2020
2Red sliderJuly 26, 2020
3Painted turtleJuly 19, 2020
Amphibians
1American bullfrog May 25, 2020
2American toadMay 25, 2020
Fish
1Bullhead July 25, 2020
2BluegillJune 25, 2020
3CarpJune 25, 2020
Other (Crustaceans, bivalves, and gastropods)
1Crayfish June 10, 2020
2SnailJuly 6, 2020
3MusselApril 18, 2021
4Leopard slugJuly 7, 2020
Butterflies
1MonarchJuly 21, 2020
2Eastern tiger swallowtailAugust 26, 2020
3Eastern tiger swallowtail (dark morph)August 5, 2020
4Black swallowtailJune 12, 2020
5Red spotted purpleAugust 26, 2020
6Red admiralJuly 27, 2020
7Northern crescentAugust 16, 2020
8Eastern commaJune 25, 2020
9Mourning cloakApril 4, 2021
10Painted ladyAugust 26, 2020
11American ladyJune 24, 2020
12Common buckeyeJune 22, 2020
13Common wood-nymphJune 22, 2020
14Banded hairstreakJuly 26, 2020
15Clouded sulfurSeptember 12, 2020
16Cloudless sulfurAugust 8, 2020
17Pink-edged sulfurAugust 26, 2020
18Eastern tailed-blueSeptember 6, 2020
19Summer spring azureSeptember 6, 2020
20Cabbage whiteSeptember 2, 2020
21Silver-spotted skipperJune 12, 2020
22Peck’s skipperJuly 31, 2020
23Fiery skipperJuly 31, 2020
24Crossline skipperJuly 31, 2020
Moths
1White-spotted sableJune 15, 2020
2Snowberry clearwingAugust 1, 2020
3Leconte’s haploaJuly 14, 2020
4Hermia underwingAugust 29, 2020
5Pale beautyJune 20, 2020
6Grey springJuly 13, 2020
7Ailanthus webwormAugust 27, 2020
8Bold medicineAugust 27, 2020
9PlumJuly 3, 2020
10Virginia tiger (catepiller)August 1, 2020
11Isabelle tiger (wooly bear) (caterpiller)January 21, 2021
12White-marked tussock (caterpiller)July 8, 2020
13White hickory tussock (caterpiller)August 14, 2020
14Milkweed tussock (caterpiller)August 5, 2020
Dragonflies and Damselflies
1Common green darnerMay 21, 2021
2Black saddlebagsJuly 9, 2020
3Widow skimmerJune 24, 2020
4Twelve-spotted skimmerJune 13, 2020
5Common whitetailJune 13, 2020
6Dot-tailed whitefaceJune 4, 2020
7Blue dasherJuly 1, 2020
8Cherry-faced or ruby meadowhawkAugust 26, 2020
9Orange meadowhawkJuly 10, 2020
10Ebony jewelwingJuly 9, 2020
11Skimming bluetJune 5, 2020
12American rubyspotSeptember 1, 2020
Other insects
1Bald-faced hornet July 24, 2020
2Great black waspAugust 1, 2020
3Giant ichneumon waspSeptember 6, 2020
4BumblebeeJuly 24, 2020
5HoneybeeApril 4, 2021
6Bicolored Agapostemon (sweat bee)June 22, 2020
7Pure golden sweat beeJune 17, 2020
8Large bee flyJune 28, 2020
9HoverflyJune 28, 2020
10Gold-backed snipe flyJune 20, 2020
11Carolina grasshoper (aka road duster)July 8, 2020
12Narrow-winged sand grasshopperJuly 11, 2020
13Differential grasshopperAugust 14, 2020
14Skudder’s bush katydidJune 28, 2020
15Red milkweed beetleJuly 6, 2020
16Handsome fungus beetleJune 18, 2020
17Firefly without a flashJune 17, 2020
18Crane flyJune 13, 2020
19CicadaAugust 4, 2020
Arachnids (spiders)
1Yellow garden spiderAugust 7, 2020
2Spotted orb-weaverSeptember 7, 2020
3Harvestman (daddy longlegs)July 2, 2020
4Wolf spiderMarch 5, 2021

Wish list (critters I’ve spotted or suspect are there but haven’t yet managed to capture)

1Coyote (spotted in Shorewood and across the river, but no pictures in park yet)
2Fox (spotted one by Summer Fest grounds downtown, but not in park yet)
3Mink (spotted at river and pond, but no pictures yet)
4Possum (spotted two deceased in park, but none live yet)
5Mouse (spotted at least two deceased in park , but none live yet)
6Bat (spotted overhead at dusk, but haven’t even tried taking a picture yet)
7Turkey (spotted in Shorewood and heard in park, but no pictures yet)
8Falcon (seen many times at UWM and maybe from park, but no pictures yet)
9Kestrel (seen on Oak Leaf Trail north of park, but no pictures yet)
10Pileated woodpecker (reportedly spotted along Milwaukee River)
11Sand Hill Crane (spotted overhead, but failed to capture on film so far)
12Garter snake (or any snake, for that matter)
13Green frog (or any frog other than a bullfrog)
14Salamander
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