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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  • Bald Eagle

    Date: Apr 04, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Location: Parkside Church

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Bald Eagle

    Behavior Observed:

    Circled parking lot and flew east up and over the building

  • Bigfoot

    Date: Mar 14, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Location: The Rookery

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Big Foot

    Behavior Observed:

    Walking and digging holes

    Naturalist's Response

    Happy April 1st!

  • Barred Owls

    Date: Mar 24, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Location: Big Creek Park

    Wildlife Seen: 3 Barred Owl

    Behavior Observed:

    One (male) on the south side of the drive near Deep Woods parking. Flew across the drive, where two other Barred Owls were calling each other. It was about 40 feet in a tree from our location and then flew on the same tree as the other owl. Two owls then flew west down the valley and one flew back across the drive to the south side.

  • Bald Eagle

    Date: Mar 18, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Location: 168 between Burton Twp.

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Bald Eagle

    Behavior Observed:

    Perched in a tree in the wet land by the bridge

  • Bald Eagle

    Date: Mar 09, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Location: 10406 Cedar Road near The Rookery

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Bald Eagle

    Behavior Observed:

  • Eastern Bluebirds

    Date: Feb 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Location: Hershey Montessori School in Huntsburg, Ohio

    Wildlife Seen: 4 Eastern Bluebirds

    Behavior Observed:

    At least 2 pairs visited our feeder often for several days. Using the suet feeder and the water bath to drink. They must have been migrating as they have not been spotted recently.

  • Baby Coyote

    Date: Feb 24, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Location: Winchell Road

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Baby Coyote

    Behavior Observed:

    Walking across the field looking around

  • Coyote

    Date: Feb 08, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Location: Field outside of Lake in the Woods

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Coyote

    Behavior Observed:


    Naturalist's Response

    Thanks you for your observation!

  • Bear

    Date: Jan 05, 2019 at 12:37 am

    Location: 9370 S. Brown Road

    Wildlife Seen:

    Behavior Observed:

    Checking out a feeder

  • Bald Eagle

    Date: Dec 29, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Location: Punderson State Park

    Wildlife Seen: 1 Bald Eagle

    Behavior Observed:

    Circling over the lake, dropped to skim the water, then flew off.