August Wildlife Sightings
Kind of a photo journal of the park… we had fun starting our quest to document the wildlife in the park, camera in hand!
We became acquainted with the Green Heron, patiently fishing at its favorite spots around the pond. The pair of Belted Kingfishers proved just too fast for us to photograph!
We were enchanted by the Dragonflies circling the pond.
And we learned to look up close to uncover more of the park’s charms, with an ant on mushrooms and the curious looking Spined Micrathena Spider.
Along Broomall’s Run we encountered a Northern Water Snake, a Crayfish, American Toads, and the adorable Pickerel Frog.
We heard a report of, and then spotted, a possible muskrat swimming in the pond.
For a few days after Hurricane Irene, turtles enjoyed a new basking spot- an oak that had fallen into the pond. According to our count of its rings, the oak was 94 years old! The tree couldn’t stay in the pond indefinitely, so County Parks removed it several days later.
You can click on any photo to see a larger image, and scroll through the rest. And our photo albums on facebook have all these park photos and more.
Discover these creatures for yourself- look for them when you visit the park!