Species Lists

The lists below show the species of plants and animals we have identified that live here at Kannagara Woods. The lists are by no means complete and will be added to as more species are identified.

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are introduced species we are cultivating in the forest garden which have not yet naturalized.

Trees & Shrubs

  •  Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
  • Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
  • Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra)
  • Juneberry (Amelanchier arborea)
  • Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) *
  • Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera) *
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  • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
  • Calamus (Acorus calamus var americanus) *
  • Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)
  • Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) *
  • White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda)
  • Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa)
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Fungi & Lichens

    • Boletes (Family Boletaceae)
    • Shaggy Ink Cap (Coprinus Comatus)
    • Soft Slipper (Crepidotus mollis)
    • Bleeding Fairy Helmet (Mycena haematopus)
    • Hexagonal-pored Polypore (Neofavolus alveolaris)
    • Ruffle Lichen (Parmotrema gardneri)
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  • Coyote (Canis latrans)
  • Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
  • Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans)
  • Humans (Homo sapiens)
  • Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
  • White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
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  • Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
  • Northern Catbird (Ailuroedus jobiensis)
  • Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
  • Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
  • Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
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Reptiles & Amphibians

  • American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)
  • Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
  • Gray Tree Frog (Hyla versicolor)
  • Redback Salamander (Plethodon cinereus)
  • Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)
  •  Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
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  • Leaf-footed Bug  (Acanthocephala terminalis)
  • American Dagger (Acronicta americana)
  • Luna Moth (Actias luna)
  • Oak Apple Gall Wasp  (Amphibolips confluenta)
  • Roundback Slug (Arion spp.)
  • Pure Green Augochlora  (Augochlora pura)
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