Cabin John Creek Stream Valley Park is home to a good variety of terrestrial wildlife, including mammals, reptiles and amphibians, as well as numerous species of insects.
Perhaps the most commonly seen mammal is the gray squirrel, followed closely these days by white-tailed deer. Luckier visitors (particularly in early mornings or later in the afternoon/evening) may see a red fox, raccoon, or even a beaver! Flying squirrels are common, but rarely seen as they are most nocturnal. Common reptiles and amphibians include box turtle, garter snake, american toad, gray tree frog, and red-backed salamander. In summer, look for insects including damselflies, dragonflies, and various species of butterflies and moths, and many more!
Check out this list for species in the watershed and use the iNaturalist app to identify your animal pics.
Made possible through the Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach Grant program
funded through the Montgomery County Water Quality Protection Fund