WHAT ANIMALS LIVE AT SILVER CREEK HABITAT?
We have observed black bear, white-tailed deer,
both red and grey foxes, racoons, hedgehogs, woodchucks, rabbits, ducks, red, gray & black squirrels, chipmunks, field mice,
variuos species of snakes, frogs & turtles, bats, red-tail hawks, great horned owls, peregrine falcons, blue herons, turkeys,
chickidees, tit-mice, ruby-throated hummingbirds, blue jays, cardinals, blue birds, robins, gold finches, purple finches,
indigo buntings, cat birds, rose-breasted grosbeaks, red-winged blackbirds, baltimore orioles, pileated, red-bellied, downy
& hairy woodpeckers, and many, many more. Many of these animals have at one time or another called Silver Creek Habitat their
This large black bear decided to drop by and visit us on a Memorial Day weekend. I was trying to
take a picture of a few wild turkeys when there was a strange blur in my camera lens. I kept re-focusing the camera lens
until the blur went away. The blur turned out to be this bear emerging from the trees right in front of me! This photo appeared
in the local newspapers and on Channel 40 News.
Our most recent sighting was awhile back as "Momma Bear" did some last
minute shopping for her cubs...at our bird feeders! Oh well...that's the way the suet crumbles...
This is a small grouping of bird photos taken here at SCH. We see these...and many, many more most
This is "Woody" stopping to take a closer look at me. We never see Woody in the winter. Every spring,
however, Woody shows up like clockwork to make babies in our woodchuck's den. The den was built by the woodchucks under a
couple large boulders in our front yard. In the early evening all the woodchucks love to come out of the den and eat all of
Linda's beautiful plants she has cared for throughout the season!
This is one of our furry friends making use of a hollow log in our old cow-pen. It is a young grey
This is a mother "snapping" turtle. She passes through SCH every spring. She comes up-stream to
where she was born, lays her eggs, then returns back down-stream to where she normally lives. This annual ritual takes place
durring the first 3-day period of warm weather in the spring.