Songbird64_Flaticon_2511Enjoy the uncommon birds, tall grasses, flowers and butterflies making their home at Deerpath Farm. The native landscape creates a vibrant habitat, and provides food and shelter for birds and wildlife.

 


Also see: Conservation Resources and Landscaping Goals.

Birds

Baby robin

This varied environment attracts many local and migrating birds, including:

Songbirds

  • Eastern bluebird
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Hummingbird
  • Cardinal
  • Blue jay
  • Robin
  • Dark-eyedJunco
  • Chickadee
  • Red-winged blackbird
  • Purple martin
  • Tufted titmouse
  • White-breasted nuthatch
  • Sedge wren
  • Gray catbird
  • Ovenbird
  • Cowbird
  • Bobolink
  • Warblers
  • House finch

Woodpeckers

  • Red-headed woodpecker
  • Red-bellied woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Mourning dove

Waterbirds & shorebirds

  • Great blue heron
  • White egret
  • Green heron
  • Wood duck
  • Mallard
  • Common goldeneye
  • Canada goose
  • Killdeer

Owls & raptors

  • Great horned owl
  • Snowy owl
  • Red-tailed hawk
  • American kestrel
  • Turkey vulture
  • Goshawk
  • Cooper’s Hawk

Native plants

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Native plants develop strong and incredibly deep root systems which help them survive extreme conditions, and which can help protect the soil against erosion and flooding.
 
Wildflowers

  • Brown-eyed Susan
  • Wild Bergamot
  • Wild Geranium
  • Blue Violet
  • Blue Vervain
  • Spring Beauty
  • Meadow Rue
  • Butterfly Weed
  • Milkweed
  • Prairie Milkweed
  • Gentian
  • Red Trillium
  • Giant White Trillium
  • May-apple
  • Joe Pye Weed
  • Cup Plant
  • Compass Plant
  • Woodland sunflower
  • Purple coneflower
  • Prairie Shooting Star
  • Prairie Dock
  • Goldenrod

Trees

Red Oak Buds

Mature woodlands
A variety of majestic trees adorn Deerpath Farm’s horizons and trails.

  • Red Oak
  • White oak
  • Swamp White Oak
  • Burr Oak
  • Pin Oak
  • Hill’s Oak
  • Shagbark hickory
  • Ironwood
  • Basswood
  • Cottonwood
  • Redbud
  • Hawthorn

Wildlife

Fawns

  • Monarch butterflies
  • White-tailed Deer
  • Chipmunk
  • Squirrel
  • Skunk
  • Racoon
  • Opposum
  • Muskrat
  • Mink
  • Red Fox
  • Bullfrog
  • Gray Frog
  • Leopard Frog
  • Eastern Box Turtle
  • Common Snapping Turtle