Wildlife Sightings

Spot some local wildlife? Tell us about it!

Use the form below – including photos, if you have them – to let us know the date, time and location of your sighting (be it in the parks or in your own backyard), as well as what type of wildlife you spotted and the behavior you observed.

Your regular reports will help populate this page for the enjoyment of your community of fellow Nature lovers and the interests of our Natural Resource Management team. Thanks in advance!

Please note that while this form does collect your name and contact information, those items will not be posted with your sighting, only used in case we need to contact you for additional details.

Report Your Findings

Step 1 of 4 - Sighting Date & Time

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  • Marten

    Date: Oct 02, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Location: Claridon Woodlands

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Marten

    Behavior Observed:

    Running accross the paved path

  • Bear Track

    Date: Jul 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Location: The West Woods

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Bear track

    Behavior Observed:

  • Red Spotted Newt

    Date: Jul 30, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Location: Front Yard - Clearview Road - Chesterland

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Red Spotted Newt

    Behavior Observed:

    Moseying through my yard on its way to being a permanent water critter. Five photos attached so you can pick your favorite(s) if you choose to post this cute little amphibian.

  • Barred Owl

    Date: Jun 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Location: Storybook Lane

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Barred Owl

    Behavior Observed:

  • Big Brown Bats

    Date: Jul 12, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Location: horse barn on private property in Munson

    Wildlife Seen: 100 (estimate) Big Brown Bat

    Behavior Observed:

    Roosting in slatted rafters of horse barn hayloft. I’m in town visiting now (July 2018) and saw them here at this time last year. I didn’t have a good flashlight so number is rough estimate. Maternity roost. I found 2 dead pups and 1 dead adult on floor of barn loft. Also 1 dead chipmunk beneath the bat roost. Photos attached are ones I took in July 2017. A couple of slats in the rafters are packed with bats, plus a few slats had a lone bat roosting. Barn owner seems okay co-existing with the bats.

  • Sandhill Crane

    Date: Jul 04, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Location: Franks rd Auburn twp

    Wildlife Seen: 2 Sandhill Crane

    Behavior Observed:

    Eating from a fresh cut field

  • Bald Eagle

    Date: Jun 15, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Location: Bass Lake Preserve

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Bald Eagle

    Behavior Observed:

    Flying overhead for 15 to 20 minutes while I was in my kayak

    Naturalist's Response

    Thanks for this wildlife sighting. It’s wonderful to see the bald eagles at Bass Lake. They do nest there and it’s good to know they are still around.

    -Naturalist Denise Wolfe

  • Bald Eagle

    Date: Jun 06, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Location: Rapids Rd (north of Pond Rd).

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Bald Eagle

    Behavior Observed:

    Sitting in dead tree

    Naturalist's Response

    Thanks for submitting this wildlife sighting. It is always a thrill to see these amazing birds so close.

    -Naturalist Denise Wolfe

  • Bald Eagle

    Date: Jun 07, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Location: circling Stafford Rd (between Wing and Munn)

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Bald Eagle

    Behavior Observed:

    Circling in the air. No photos but awesome to see.

  • Red Fox

    Date: Jun 03, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Location: Backyard

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Red fox

    Behavior Observed:

    Digging in planter bed