Biodiversity at the Lovenest




Birds

Wood Thrush   (Hylocichla mustelina)*

Great Blue Heron  (Ardea herodias)
Mourning Dove  (Zenaida macroura)
Yellow-Billed Cuckoo  (Coccyzus americansus)
Barred Owl  (Stryx varia)
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker  (Sphyrapicus varius)
Red-Bellied Woodpecker  (Melanerpes carolinus)
Downy Woodpecker  (Picoides pubescens)
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
Carolina Wren   (Thryothorus ludovicianus)
Carolina Chickadee  (Poecile carolinensis)
Tufted Titmouse  (Baeolophus bicolor)
Hermit Thrush  (Catharus guttatus)
Cape May Warbler  (Dendroica tigrina) 
Chestnut-Sided Warbler  (Dendroica pensylvanica) 
American Redstart  (Setophaga ruticilla)
Scarlet Tanager   (Piranga olivacea)
Dark-Eyed Junco   (Junco hyemalis)
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
American Goldfinch  (Spinus tristis)



Butterflies, Moths and Dragonflies

Common Whitetail   (Plathemis lydia)
Clymene Moth   (Haploa Clymene)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
 Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe)


Spiders

Black and Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope Aurantia)



Mammals

Eastern Grey Squirrel   (Sciurus carolinensis)
 White-Tailed Deer   (Odocoileus virginianus)
Red Fox   (Vulpes vulpes)
Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)
North American Opposum  (Didelphis virginiana)
Groundhog (Marmota Monax)
Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus)



Reptiles and Amphibians

Black Rat Snake   (Elaphe obsoleta obsolete)
Eastern Garter Snake   (Thamnophis s. sirtalis)
Common Five-Lined Skink  (Plestiodon fasciatus)


Trees

Princess Tree   (Paulownia tomentosa)
Pignut Hickory   (Carya glabra)




* Wood Thrush is the official yard bird of The Lovenest

2 comments:

Dave Lewis said...

Now there's a list I haven't thought about! We're up to 92 species of birds in our 50' by 150' lot. And two frogs...and a garter snake...and too many chipmunks!

Warren and Lisa Strobel said...

You can never have too many chipmunks, says Lisa!