Arlington Fairfax Chapter
Izaak Walton League of America
The property has a variety of habitats that support many species of plants and animals.
Animals are generally most active at dawn and dusk.
The pond and the feeding fields usually provide the best opportunities for viewing wildlife.
The following is a list of some of the wildlife that have been seen on the Chapter's property in Centreville, Virginia.
This is by no means a complete list of all species present there.
- Whitetail Deer - Odocoileus Virginianus>
- Eastern Cottontail Rabbit - Sylvilagus floridanus
- Red Fox - Vulpes vulpes - Frequently seen on the property.
- Raccoon - Procyon lotor - Not uncommon
- Muskrat - Ondantra zibethica - Rarely seen
- Groundhog - Marmota monax
- Beaver - Castor canadensis
- Coyote - Canis latrans - Observed once along Route 66
- Grey Squirrel - Sciurus carolinensis -Frequently seen throughout the property.
- Striped Skunk - Mephitis mephitis - Not uncommon
- Little Brown Bat - Myotis lucifugus -Frequently seen during the Summer particularly around the pond.
- Eastern Red Bat - Lasiurus borealis - Uncommon
- Chipmunk - Tamias striatus
- Field Mouse
- Eastern Box Turtle - Terrapene carolina
- Northern Water Snake - Nerodia sipedon
- Black Rat Snake - Elaphe obsoleta
- Stinkpot turtle - Sternotherus odoratus
- American Toad - Bufo americanus
- American Bullfrog - Lithobates catesbeianus
- Leopard Frog - Rana pipens
- Pickerel frog - Rana palustris
Terrestrial Insects and Spiders
- Canada Goose - Branta canadensis -Frequent visitor to the pond.
- Mallard Duck - Anas platyrhynchos
- American Black Duck - Anas rubripes - Uncommon visitor
- Green Heron - Butorides virescens
- Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea - Occasionally seen at the Pond
- Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias -Occasionally seen at the Pond
- Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo
- Red Tailed Hawk
- Pileated Woodpecker - Dryocopus pileatus - Frequently seen
- Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura -Frequently seen
- Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
- Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor
- Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata
- Cardinal - Richmondena cardinalis
- Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis - Occasional visitor
- American Robin - Turdus migratorius - Very common
- Belted Kingfisher - Occasionally seen around the pond
- Philadelphia Vireo
- Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis
- Black capped Chickadee
- Carolina Chickadee
- Carolina Wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus
- Ruby Throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris
- Brown Headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
- Common Crow - Corvus brachyrynchos
- Starling - Sturnus vulgaris - Very common
- Purple Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula
- Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
- Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus
- Dragon Fly - Very common particularly around the pond.
- Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle - Cicindela sexguttata
- Damsel Fly
- Crane Fly
- Walking Stick insect - Occasionaly seen.
- Praying Mantis - Common particularly around the Rifle Range for some reason.
- Spiny Bellied Orb Weaver Spider - Micrathena gracilis - Common throughout the upland woods
- Eastern Floater Mussel - Pyganodon cataracta
- Water scorpion