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Wildlife at Planter

We lost our old page and are attempting to reconstruct it. We will add new graphics from the Moultrie Wildlife Cam as well.

Fox Catch Coyote Moose and Chair Deer

Our wildlife information comes from the links listed below. Unless otherwise noted, all photos are taken by Planter. Raptor images are captured using Gimp graphics software.

We live next to a preserve, so we get visits from Black Bears. In 2016, a mother and her cub decided to hang out. Visit our Bear Page for more. See Black Bear Facts and our references below.

Winter
Spring

Trillium used to appear along our roadside, but years of road widening have buried them; they are now confined to the forest. Trillium 2006 If we are lucky, we find Common Lady's Slipper growing near our rhododendron; they are listed as imperiled in NH due primarily to development and'wildcrafting.'

Hummingbirds below appear at Planter in mid- to late May. Their nesting period is in the spring, so there may be a nest nearby. According to the Northern Prairie Research Center website (link below), hummingbirds have the largest brain size proportionate to its body size than any other birds and they consume half their weight in sugars in a day. No wonder they are so aerodynamically efficient! The hummingbird feeder is especially helpful to them in early spring before flowers are in full bloom.


         Male Hummingbird      Male Hummingbird     Female Hummingbird





The vernal pool frog eggs in our lower field are the first indicator that spring is here.


The Warner River enters the field, but since there is no egress, predators tend to avoid entering. Frogs and salamanders find this an ideal place to lay their eggs.

Wildlife

Decorah, Iowa, Eagle Cam Wildly popular.
Washington DC National Arboretum Cam New!!!!
Peregrine Web Cam PA One of the oldest sites that has successfully helped raise many generations of Peregrine Falcons.
U.S. FWS, West VAAnother good site at the National Conservation Training Center in West VA
USGS Patuxent Bird ID InfoCenter
NH Birding List
NH Bird List Admin
Animal Database, (Univ. of MI)
Critter Corner(EEK), WI
Oregon Sea Grant - Research, Education
Oregon Wildlife - Whooo Am I and other Neat Stuff
NH Heritage Inventory
Northern Prairie Biological Resources  (USGS)