Biological Data

IMG_2120The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm is home to, or at least a stop on the way, for many species of birds, insects, mammals, trees and plants. Because of the variety of ecosystems located here — upland deciduous forest, floodplain forest, grassland, wetland and fresh water stream, the nature preserve offers amateur and professional biologists the opportunity to document species that have not been recorded in this area.

Every attempt is made to document what is sighted on the nature preserve. As frequently as possible, photographs are taken and the subject’s identity is confirmed by at least one expert on that flora or fauna. We invite interested individuals as well as organizations to walk the trails to see what they can find. All we ask is that they share the information.

Here’s what we’ve found, so far, by common name:

The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm is a registered Cornell University Lab of Ornithology eBird Hot Spot.
Hooded merganser
Canada goose
Turkey vulture
Mourning dove
Chimney swift
Red-bellied woodpecker
Downy woodpecker
Northern flicker
Eastern phoebe
Blue jay
Carolina/Black-capped chickadee
Tufted titmouse
Red-breasted nuthatch
White-breasted nuthatch
House wren
Ruby-crowned kinglet
Swainson’s thrush
American robin
Gray catbird
European starling
Nashville warbler
Common yellowthroat
Magnolia warbler
Blackpoll warbler
Palm warbler
Yellow-rumped warbler
Black-throated green warbler
Eastern towhee
American tree sparrow
Chipping sparrow
Savannah sparrow
Fox sparrow
Song sparrow
Lincoln’s sparrow
Swamp sparrow
White-throated sparrow
White-crowned sparrow
Dark-eyed junco
Northern cardinal
Red-winged blackbird
Purple finch
American goldfinch
House sparrow
Cedar waxwing
Wild Turkey
Red-tailed hawk
Wood duck
Great blue heron
Black-crowned night heron
American kestrel
Eastern wood-pewee
Eastern Kingbird
Horned lark
Barn swallow
Blue-gray gnatcatcher
Brown thrasher
Vesper sparrow
Indigo bunting
Brown-headed catbird
Common warbler
Northern shrike
Eastern screech owl
American woodcock
Great horned owl
Wilson’s snipe
Bald eagle

Milbert’s Tortoiseshell
Eastern Comma
Question Mark
Spring Azure
Summer Azure
Pipevine Swallowtail
Giant Swallowtail
Zebra Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Eastern Black Swallowtail
Spicebush Swallowtail
Red Admiral
Cabbage White
Clouded Sulphur
Orange Sulphur
American Copper
Bronze Copper
Eastern Tailed Blue
Gray Hairstreak
American Painted Lady
American Snout
Common Wood Nymph
Great Spangled Fritillary
Little Wood Satyr
Meadow Fritillary
Mourning Cloak
Pearl Crescent
Red-Spotted Purple
Silver-Spotted Skipper

Ebony Jewelwing
American Rubyspot
Blue-tipped Dancer
Dusky Dancer
Violet Dancer
Eastern Red Damsel
Great Spreading
Slender Spreadwing
Azure Bluet
Double-striped Bluet
Familiar Bluet
Stream Bluet
Skimming Bluet
Orange Bluet
Fragile Forktail
Eastern Forktail

Common Green Darner
Shadow Darner
Fawn Darner
Calico Pennant
Halloween Pennant
Black Saddlebags
Carolina Saddlebags
Unicorn Clubtail
Eastern Pondhawk
Spangled Skimmer
Twelve-Spotted Skimmer
Blue Dasher
Eastern Amberwing
Ruby Meadowhawk
Band-Winged Meadowhawk
Cherry-faced Meadowhawk
Autumn Meadowhawk
Spot-winged Glider
Wandering Glider
Common Whitetail
Widow Skimmer
Royal River Cruiser
Illinois River Cruiser
Black-Shouldered Spinyleg
Common Baskettail
Prince Baskettail
Dot-tailed Whiteface
Eastern Pronghorn




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