Houston Hollow

CWC’s Houston Hollow preserve, while small, protects 1.3 acres of wetlands that important to the health of Chautauqua Lake. The site is home to many wetland plants, and it provides habitat to many wildlife and waterfowl species that travel through or make a home on Chautauqua Lake. In 2018, the Village of Celeron denied CWC’s ability to have public access to this property. As such, it is only available for tours when accompanied by a CWC representative.

Size: 1.3 acres

Year Conserved by CWC: 2003

Conservation Values:  Water runs through the riparian plant communities and is filtered on its way to Chautauqua Lake. This undisturbed land provides resting, foraging and breeding habitat for many wildlife species.

Location and Parking:  The Houston Hollow preserve is located southeast of Chautauqua Lake, north of Route 394 near the corner of Houston Avenue and Houston Court in the town of Ellicott. The preserve can be accessed off Houston Court in the town of Celoron.  

Recreational Use: There are currently no developed trails or any other facilities within the preserve due to its wet conditions. Informal paths that lead through dense underbrush and are fragmented and difficult to follow. This preserve is mainly used for CWC-led tours and self-guided visits by recreationists.

Features of Interest: During spring and after heavy rainfall, one small intermittent stream runs east to west 180 feet through the northern section of the property, ending in a shallow emergent marsh.

Species of Interest:

Trees:  apple (Malus spp.), white ash (Fraxinus americana), quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Wildflowers and other groundstory: cuckoo flower (Cardamine pratensis), dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis), wild geranium (Geranium maculatum), jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), arrowleaf (Peltandra virginica), skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis), witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Amphibians: American toad (Bufo americanus), red back salamander (Plethodon cinereus)

Birds: chipping sparrow (Spizella passerina), northern flicker (Colaptes auratus), red-eyed vireo (Vireo olivaceus), tufted titmouse (Baeoplophus bicolor), white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Goose Creek Valley Greenway

Nearly 1,000 feet of Goose Creek meander through the Goose Creek Valley Greenway Preserve. With remnants of trails surrounded by native wildlife, the preserve is a popular site for botanists and birdwatchers.

Size:  21 acres

Year Conserved by CWC: 2015

Conservation Values: The Goose Creek Valley Greenway Preserve protects 1,000 feet of Goose Creek’s streambank, as well as 3.6 acres of wetlands. The wetlands play and important role in filtering water, and the preserve as a whole acts as a buffer for the creek and downstream Chautauqua Lake from the agricultural uses upstream.

Recreational Use: Rudimentary trails offer ideal access for studying the plants and birds that call the preserve home. A nature immersion platform was constructed near Goose Creek in 2017, creating a great place to relax or watch wildlife.

Location, Parking & Facilities:  The preserve is located about 2 miles west of Chautauqua Lake, extending west of Hoag Road in the town of Busti, near the village of Ashville in Chautauqua County. There is a roadside sign on Hoag Road.

Features of Interest:  The majority of the preserve is wooded.  It is bisected by Goose Creek running in a north-south direction.

Species of Interest:

Trees: tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera), green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica), American elm (Ulmus americana), yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis), shagbark hickory (Carya ovata), big-tooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)

Understory: American hornbeam (C. caroliniana), cucumber tree (Magnolia acuminate)

Shrubs: witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), elderberry (S. canadensis), spicebush (L. benzoin), buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), wild currant (Ribes americanum), pink azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides)

Wildflowers and other plants: jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), wild leek (Allium tricoccum), dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria), nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum), white turtle-head (Chelone glabra), blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides), New York fern (Thelypteris noveboracensis), cinnamon fern (Osmunda cinnamomea)

Birds: red shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus), black throated green warbler (Setophaga virens), hairy woodpecker (Picoides villosus), white breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Galucki Wetlands

The land and funds for Galucki Wetlands Preserve at Chautauqua’s Big Inlet were donated to the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy by a landowner who wanted to recognize and preserve crucial lands at what are essentially the headwaters of the Mississippi River. The water that filters through this property eventually makes its way to the Gulf of Mexico. In accordance with the land donor’s wishes to create a novel, technology-based, educational program on the site, the CWC is collaborating with the Chautauqua Lake Central School District to use a 360-degree camera for long-term scientific monitoring by local high school students are working on. This work was funded by Cummins Engine Plant as part of CWC’s “Gateways to Nature” initiative.

Size: 20 acres

Year Conserved by CWC: 2017

Conservation Values: The preserve’s forests allow rainwater to collect and slowly infiltrate, minimizing erosion and sedimentation downstream. Trees protect and stabilize the bank of the small stream passing through the property, which ultimately drains into Chautauqua Lake. Water is filtered through riparian vegetation, improving water quality in the watershed.

Recreational Use: There are no formal trails and parking is limited along Sea Lion Drive. Bowhunting only is permitted, but no permanent tree stands are allowed. Birdwatching and wildflower viewing are primary uses at the preserve.

Location and Parking: The preserve is located on Sea Lion Drive in the Town of Chautauqua, just outside of the Village of Mayville line. Roadside parking is available.

Features of Interest: Much of the property is extremely wet, but interested hikers can traverse the dryer areas close to the road to explore. A large forested glade that is filled with thickets of ferns creates a peaceful and enjoyable experience. One can view wildlife in the open water swamp from the edge. At the right time of year, massive blooms of blue flag iris (Iris versicolor) can be seen.

Species of Interest:

Trees: Eastern hemlock (Tusga canadensis),  yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis), northern red oak (Quercus rubra), black cherry (Prunus serotina), tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), cucumber magnolia (Magnolia acuminata), black tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica)

Shrubs: Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), spicebush (Lindera benzoin), common elderberry (Sambucus canadensis), maple-leaved viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium),

Wildflowers: Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense), Jack in the pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), dwarf ginseng (Panax trifolius), sessile-leaved bellwort (Uvularia sessilifolia), blue flag iris (Iris versicolor), golden saxifrage (Chrysosplenium americanum)

Birds: Eastern wood peewee (Contopus virens), chestnut-sided warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica), black-throated green warbler (Setophaga virens), rose-breasted grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Fern Island Wetland

This refuge for birds and waterfowl is located on a peninsula between the middle and lower Cassadaga Lakes. Accessibly only by boats, many who enjoy this preserve paddle up to the shoreline to birdwatch or fish.

Size: 12.4 acres

Year Conserved by CWC: 2011

Conservation Values: The Fern Island preserve helps protect the water quality of the Cassadaga Lakes, as well as important bird and wildlife habitat. The preserve protects approximately 2,270 feet of naturally vegetated lakeshore, which directly benefits Cassadaga Lake.  This large tract of undisturbed land provides important resting, foraging, and breeding habitat for many species. It provides refuge for waterfowl and other birds.

Location and Parking: Located on a peninsula south of Dale Drive on the south side of Cassadaga Lake in the town of Stockton, Chautauqua County.  The preserve is bordered on all but the northern boundary by the lake and can be accessed by boat only. There is a main CWC Preserve sign installed on the lakeshore of the preserve. The northern boundary is private land. There are no designated parking spots.

Recreational Use: There are no developed trails or other facilities within the preserve.  The wet conditions and lack of road access make the preserve unsuitable for tours or visitors. The CWC prohibits hunting of any kind on this preserve, but fishing is allowed.

Features of Interest:  The entire preserve is federally and state-regulated wetlands.  

Species of Interest:

Swamp shrubs: red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea), willows (Salix spp.), highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum), smooth alder (Alnus serrulata), arrowwood (Viburnum recognitum)

Birds: belted kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon), great blue heron (Ardea herodias), green heron (Butorides virescens)

Mammals: muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), North American beaver (Castor canadensis)

Amphibians: spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)

Reptiles: painted turtle (Chrysemys picta)

Elm Flats Wetland

A rugged and marshy locale, the Elm Flats Preserve and the First Site at Elm Flats are most frequently visited by naturalists, botanists, hunters and birdwatchers looking to explore the site’s extraordinary flora and fauna. Located at the headwaters of Chautauqua Lake, these preserves are the only properties on Chautauqua Lake’s Big Inlet that are not privately owned.

Size: 83 acres in the main Elm Flats Preserve and 30 acres in the First Site.

Year Conserved by CWC: 1995 (Elm Flats Preserve) and 2015 (First Site at Elm Flats)

Conservation Values: These preserves include a significant portion of the upper headwaters of Chautauqua Lake and therefore play an integral role in conserving the water quality of the lake and the ecological health of the region. The Elm Flats Preserve and the First Site at Elm Flats protect the only portion of Chautauqua Lake’s Big Inlet that is not privately owned.

Recreational Uses:  There are currently no developed trails or other facilities within the preserves due to the extensive wetland, thick brush and deep mud. Most visitors are naturalists, botanists, hunters and birdwatchers.

Location and Parking: The main Elm Flats Preserve is north of Lawson Road in the Town of Chautauqua. The preserve is by a sign west of the entrance that is set back approximately 25 feet from the road and may be obscured by vegetation at times. The First Site is just south of Lawson Road with three entrances, each a narrow dirt track over the culvert. Currently there are no designated parking areas.

Features of Interest: Mostly forested wetland, which serves as the headwaters for Big Inlet, the largest tributary to Chautauqua Lake. Many minor tributaries to Big Inlet also traverse the preserve. Forest canopies are interrupted by small treeless areas consisting of shrub and wetland meadows. A logging road extends from the eastern entrance on Lawson Road almost to the southeastern boundary.

Species of Interest:

Trees: American elm (Ulmus Americana), black ash (Fraxinus nigra), cucumbertree (Magnolia acuminate), basswood (Tilia americana), quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Understory: witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)

Wildflowers, Shrubs, Grasses and Mosses: spicebush (Lindera benzoin), common elderberry (Sambucus canadensis), winterberry (Ilex verticillata), partridgeberry (Mitchella repens), goldthread (Coptis trifolia), sphagnum moss (Sphagnum sp.), Canadian lily of the valley (Maianthemum canadense), Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum), timothy (Phleum pretense), New England aster (Aster novae-angliae), rattlesnakeroot (Prenanthes sp.), willows (Salix spp.), silky dogwood (C. amomum), staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

Aquatic Plants: Softstem bulrush (Scirpus tabernaemontani)

Mammals: bobcat (Lynx rufus), muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), northern raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Birds: red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus), green heron (Butorides virescens), American woodcock (Scolopax minor), ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla), pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus), cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Amphibians: northern spring peeper (Pseudacris c. crucifer), wood frog (Rana sylvatica), pickerel frog (Rana palustris)

Fish: redside dace (Clinostomus elongatus), pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus), mottled sculpin (Cottus bairdii), grass pickerel (Esox americanus vermiculatus)

Fletcher Family

This property was donated in memory of the Fletcher family, and it is split between two different parcels along Sunset Drive. The property has a small stream passing through, and it features wetlands, as well as upland mature hemlock forests creating a diversity of habitat.

Size: 15.2 acres

Year Conserved by CWC: 2017

Recreational Use: There are no formal trails, and parking is limited along Sunset Drive. Bowhunting only is permitted, but no permanent tree stands are allowed. Visitors are asked to avoid entering the property from Southwestern Drive, as that conflicts with the privacy of the adjoining landowners.   

Location and Parking: The Fletcher Family Preserve is located on Sunset Drive in the Town of Busti. The larger parcel adjoins the Sunset Hill Cemetery, and the smaller parcel is just down the road before Sunset Drive connects to Southwestern Drive.

Conservation Values: The preserve’s forests allow rainwater to collect and slowly infiltrate, minimizing erosion and sedimentation downstream.  Trees protect and stabilize the bank of the small stream passing through the property, which ultimately drains into Chautauqua Lake. Water is filtered through riparian vegetation, improving water quality in the watershed.

Features of Interest: A small pocket wetland is accessible from the southeastern parcel by hiking through a scenic conifer grove. Once across the stream, this wetland is easily reached. If visiting at the right time of year a large population of wild turtlehead (Chelone glabra) can be seen in bloom. The northern parcel is difficult to traverse in the region of the stream as there is dense brushy and invasive thorny shrubs. It is worth working through this region, as there is a picturesque grove of large black cherry (Prunus serotina) and eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) just upslope from the stream.

Species of Interest

Trees: Eastern hemlock (Tusga canadensis),  pignut hickory (Carya glabra), northern red oak (Quercus rubra), black cherry (Prunus serotina),

Shrubs: Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), spicebush (Lindera benzoin), common elderberry (Sambucus canadensis), maple-leaved viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium),

Wildflowers: Canadian lily of the valley (Maianthemum canadense), Jack in the pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), white baneberry (Actaea pachypoda), white turtlehead (Chelone glabra), yellow mandarin (Prosartes lanuginosa)

Birds: Pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus), warbling vireo (Vireo gilvus), scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea)

Dobbins Woods

The Dobbins Woods Preserve protects 3,300 feet of naturally vegetated streambanks, located in a beautiful wooded setting. A looped trail on the site makes the preserve a popular place for hiking, biking, dog walking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Size:  100 acres

Year Conserved by CWC: 1995

Conservation Values:  The Dobbins Wood Preserve permanently protects natural streambanks. The preserve land stores, filters and delivers clean water to Chautauqua Lake through its forested wetland and riparian areas. It also provides excellent wildlife habitat.  

Recreational Use: A well-developed marked loop trail provides a venue for CWC-led tours, as well as for enjoyment by hikers, naturalists, birdwatchers and cross-country skiers.

Location and Parking: Located west of Chautauqua Lake on the south side of Bly Hill Road of state Route 394, with parking for up to 3 cars and access to the trailhead. A CWC sign marks the entrance of the preserve.  

Features of Interest:  The land is forested and dimpled with wetlands, and it contains two small streams running southeast.

Species of Interest:

Trees: shagbark hickory (Carya ovata), black cherry (Prunus serotine), white ash (Fraxinus americana), Norway spruce (Picea abies), scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Wildflowers, shrubs and grasses: Spring beauty (Claytonia virginica), Indian pipe (Monotropa uniflora), dwarf ginseng (Panax trifolius), blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides), jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), marsh marigold (Caltha palustris), calico aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum), cuckoo flower (Cardamine pratensis), raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

Birds: pileated woodpecker (Hylatomus pileatus), Northern flicker (Colaptes auratus), nuthatch (Sitta sp.)

Mammals: Eastern coyote (Caniss latrans), fisher (Martes pennanti), raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Amphibians: Eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens), red backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus), spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)

Fungi: Common ink cap (Coprinopsis atamentaria), galerina marginata (Galerina marginata), lacquered polypore (Ganoderma tsugae), lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus)

David & Margaret Naetzker

Margaret Naetzker sought to permanently protect this site in memory of her husband, David. The intact forest on this site provide wildlife habitat, water filtration, and excellent opportunities for the public to enjoy a peaceful hike through the gallery of old mature oaks.

Size: 72.9 acres

Year Conserved by CWC: 2016

Conservation Values: The preserve’s forests allow rainwater to collect and slowly infiltrate, minimizing erosion and sedimentation downstream.  Trees protect and stabilize the bank of the unnamed creek that enters Goose Creek shortly after leaving the property. Water is filtered through riparian vegetation, improving water quality in the watershed.

Recreational Use: A loop trail takes hikers up the slope, through the oaks and near the ravine. The Preserve is of interest for birders and botanists, with excellent diversity of both. Bowhunting is permitted, but permanent tree stands are prohibited.

Location and Parking: Located on Route 474 west of Ashville Center

Features of Interest: The gallery of large, mature oaks creates an excellent experience for visitors. Starting from the parking area, users can traverse the somewhat steep but thankfully short hike up the slope to the upland area of the Preserve where they will find an artificial wetland pond created in 2017. A large project was completed in 2017, where more than 1,000 native plants were installed, a parking area was created, and the trails were laid out.

Species of Interest:

Trees: Northern red oak (Quercus rubra), white oak (Quercus alba), American chestnut (Castanea dentate), cucumber magnolia (Magnolia acuminata), black cherry (Prunus serotina), shagbark hickory (Carya ovata), swamp hickory (Carya glabra)

Shrubs: Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), spicebush (Lindera benzoin), common elderberry (Sambucus canadensis), buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

Wildflowers: Canadian lily of the valley (Maianthemum canadense), Jack in the pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), goldthread (Coptis trifolia), skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), black cohosh (Actaea racemosa), sharp-lobed hepatica (Hepatica acutiloba), multiple species of trillium

Birds: Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula), magnolia warbler (Setophaga magnolia), Tennessee warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina), Nashville warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla), blackburnian warbler (Setophaga fusca), scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea)

Chautauqua Lake Outlet

The Chautauqua Lake Outlet Greenway in the Town of Ellicott comprises eight parcels of property along the Chadakoin River, Chautauqua Lake’s primary outlet. This vegetation-heavy preserve is popular for birdwatching and wildlife spotting. It also offers a lovely view from the water, making it a common destination for boaters and kayakers.

Size: 83 acres

Year conserved by CWC: 2008-2014

Conservation values: Much of the Greenway designated as is a Class I wetland, due to its size, diversity of vegetative communities and presence of rare or threatened species. In addition to preserving an important habitat, the wetlands on these properties slow and filter water as it heads into the Chadakoin River.

Recreational Use:  The Greenway is a popular location for birdwatching, hiking and studying vegetation. The waterfront is perfect for fishing and boating, and there are several waterfowl blinds on the shoreline.  

Location and Parking: Access to the railroad berm from the end of Denslow Road is currently the most convenient access, with a small parking area at the Pump Station building and a connection to a primitive hiking trail. There also is an entrance on Fluvanna Avenue, featuring a wooden kiosk and bench, as well as a mucky primitive hiking trail that runs from the kiosk south to the railroad berm. Additionally, access via Old Fluvanna Road has a grass trail beginning near the road, continuing through a metal gate and ending at a residential yard. Entering from the south is limited to boat access from Chautauqua Lake.

Features of interest:  This wetland is forested with broad-leaved deciduous trees and is seasonally flooded or saturated.

Species of interest:  

Fish: Being that it is the only part of the Mississipi drainage in New York State, the Chautauqua Lake watershed is home to several Mississipi drainage fish, including tongue-tied minnow (Exoglossum laurae), silver shiner (Notropis photogenis), eastern sand darter (Etheostoma pellucidum) and black redhorse (Moxostoma duquesnei). Muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) is native to Chautauqua Lake. Other important sport fish include walleye (Sander vitreum) and largemouth and smallmouth bass (Micopterus salmoides and M. dolomieu).

Mussels and Crayfishes: Mussels have been found extensively in the watershed, including kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus fasciolaris), eastern pondmussel (Ligumia nasuta), clubshell (Pleurobema clava) and rayed bean (Villosa fabalis). Three species of crayfish are found in Chautauqua Lake drainage, including Orconectes obscurus.

Reptiles and Amphibians: The following species of streamside salamanders, which are considered species of concern, include the northern dusky salamander (Desmognathus fuscus) and Allegheny dusky salamander (D. ochophaeus). Mudpuppy (Necturus punctatus) and short-headed garter snake (Thamnophis brachycepaha).  Turtles include the spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera) and painted turtle (Chrysemys picta).

Birds: Chautauqua Lake is designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) by the National Audubon Society, used by migrating and wintering waterfowl including loons, grebes and terns. Also found here are bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), osprey (Pandion haliaetus), northern harrier (Circus cyaneus) and typical forest and suburban species.  The sedge wren (Cistothorus plantensisi), pied-billed grebe (Podilymbus podiceps), least bittern (Ixobrychus exilis), common loon (Gavia immer), ruddy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis), Henslow’s sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii), clay colored sparrow (Spizella pallida) and great blue heron (Ardea Herodias) are a few of the vulnerable bird species found at sites in the watershed.  

Mammals:  Woodland jumping mouse (Napaeozapus insignis), northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus), starnose mole (Condylura cristata), red fox (Vulpes fulva), beaver (Castor canadensis),

Trees: big shellbark hickory (Carya laciniosa), locust (Robinia pseudoacacia), Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus), silver maple (Acer saccarinum)

Wildflowers, shrubs and grasses: tall ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), toad shade (Trillium sessile), Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis), wild chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla), mad cap skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora), purple-stemmed aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum), riverbank grape (Vitis riparia), eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides), turtlehead (Chelone glabra)

Aquatic plants: Hill’s pondweed (Potamogeton hillii), floating pennywort (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides)

Chautauqua Creek Oxbow

Established in 2014, the Oxbow Forest Preserve has become a gem among CWC’s preserves, thanks to its unique gorge setting along Chautauqua Creek. This preserve is a great place for hiking, and it’s home to many interesting amphibians and woodland creatures.

Size: 22.7 acres

Year Conserved by CWC: 2014

Conservation Values:  The preserve has approximately 2,200 feet of natural stream front and protects the natural functions of Chautauqua Creek and its surrounding forest.  The trees growing along the creek absorb and dissipate floods and offer natural bank protection and stabilization. The preserve helps protect erosion, sedimentation and nutrient runoff from reaching Lake Erie.

Recreational Use:  The preserve features a network of trails used for CWC-led tours and self-led hikes, and there is public fishing access. The Oxbow preserve may be of special interest to botanists and birdwatchers.

Location and Parking: The Oxbow Preserve is located on Lyons Road in the town of Chautauqua. There is a main sign at the entrance of the preserve, as well as a roadside parking lot, kiosk and rain garden.

Features of Interest: Forested gorge land and streams.

Species of Interest:

Trees: Green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica), Black cherry (Prunus serotina), musclewood (Carpinus caroliniana), Canada yew (Taxus canadensis)

Ground cover: Partridge berry (Mitchella repens), ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris) common wood fern (Dryopteris intermedia), running strawberry bush (Euonymus obovatus),

Wildflowers: Star flower (Trientalis borealis), Canadian lily of the valley (Maianthemum canadense), purple trillium (Trillium erectum), foamflower (Tiarella spp.), Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

Birds: Pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus), ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris), red tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), belted kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon), yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius), cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Amphibians: Northern two-lined salamander (Eurycea bislineata), Allegheny dusky salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus), red backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus)

Mammals: Eastern coyote (Canis latrans), fisher (Martes pennanti), river otter (Lontra canadensis)