wildlife on the property


With 317 acres and five distinct ecosystems*, Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center is the home to many species of animal life.

We have an active project on iNaturalist where you can see the observations other visitors and our staff have made on the property. Join in the fun from the iNaturalist app or on the website. Whether you recognize the species or not, you can submit photos or audio files and the community will help identify your observation. Additionally, you'll be sharing data with the larger scientific community that can be used later for research. Please obscure the location of sensitive or endangered species. Anything you capture on our property will be automatically added to our iNaturalist project!

You can also contact our naturalists if you have a question about a native animal species.

Email a Naturalist

Bioblitz Species Count

A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists, and volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period (e.g., usually 24 hours). 

Stay tuned for our next BioBlitz including instructions on how you can help. For now, the best way to help us identify species is through iNaturalist as mentioned above.

Prior Bioblitz Results by Taxonomy Groups


28    Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

40    Arachnidae

107  Birds

36    Fish

88    Butterflies, Damselflies, Dragonflies

310  Other Insects

28    Reptiles & Amphibians

20    Mammals

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