CLEVELAND'S NATIVE WILDLIFE

Discover animals, plants, and fungi in and around the Nature Center's 20-acre habitats

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GRAB YOUR BINOCULARS AND VIEW

CLEVELAND'S LOCAL WILDLIFE

From deer to dragonflies, you will encounter a diversity of incredible, native wildlife throughout our 20-acres, on our trails, and in a variety of habitats. How many different species can you find on our trails? Explore and learn about the biodiversity found around the Shaker Parklands below.

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bluegill
FISH

Black bulhead (Ictalurus melos)
Blacknose dace (Rhinichthyes atratulus)
Common carp (Minytrema melanops)
Creek chub (Semotilus atromaculatus)
Fantail darter (Etheostoma flabellare)
Fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas)
Goldfish (Carassius auratus)
Green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)
Redbelly dace (Phoxinus erythrogaster)
Yellow bullhead (Ictalurus natalis)

ohio native flowers
NATIVE PLANTS

Broadleaf arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)
Common Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Great white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)
Goldenrod (Solidago sp.)
Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum)
Skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)
Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)
Trout lily (Erythronium americanum)

monarch butterfly
INVERTEBRATES

Common pill-bug
(Armadillidium vulgare)
Eastern harvestman (Leiobunum vittatum)
Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)
Isabella tiger moth (Pyrrharctia isabella)
Metallic sweat bees (Dialictus)
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Oleander aphid (Aphis nerii)
Transverse-banded flower fly
(Eristalis transversa)
Variable dancer (Argia fumipennis)

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TREES & SHRUBS

American beech (Fagus grandifolia)
American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)
American witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
Black cherry (Prunus serotina)
Paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
Eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
Green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
Oak trees (Quercus sp.)
Shagbark hickory (Carya ovata)
Sassafras tree (Sassafras albidum)

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FUNGI & LICHEN

Amanita mushrooms (Amanita)
Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)
Common greenshield lichen
(Flavoparmelia caperata)

Eastern American jack-O'-lantern
(Omphalotus illudens)

False turkey tail (Stereum ostrea)
Funeral bell (Galerina marginata)
Puffball mushrooms (Lycoperdaceae)
Ringless Honey Mushroom (Armillaria tabescens)

garlic mustard
INVASIVE SPECIES

Common carp (Cyprinus carpio)
Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
Common privet (Ligustrum vulgare)
Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Lesser celandine (Ficaria verna)
Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)
Myrtle (Vinca major/minor)
Narrowleaf cattail (Typha angustifolia)
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Yellow-flag iris (Iris pseudacorus)

We work tirelessly with the help of volunteers like you to rid our 20-acres of invasive species. Interested in helping? Become a volunteer!

Want to play a fun scavenger hunt with us? Look for signs on the All People's Trail boardwalk, snap the QR codes on the sign with your phone, and learn more about native wildlife and biodiversity!

Want to contribute to community science data? Photograph and upload plants, fungi, and animals to our iNaturalist project!

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