Wildlife of Bel Air

Welcome to the wildlife section of our website. This page provides Town residents a behind the scenes look of urban wildlife and how they utilize our natural areas for shelter, food, and a place to raise offspring. Focusing primarily on the two sections of the Plumtree Run, the Public Works Department has begun compiling a group of photos documenting the variety of wildlife that thrive in the same space we live. 

Plumtree Run Stream Restoration (S. Atwood Road)

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   Red fox (Vuples vulpes)  lounging in the sun

   Red fox thinking of moving to a new area 

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   Red fox on the move 

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   Raccoon (Procyon lotor) scavenging at 2:55 am. 

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) utilizing the micropools full of fish to hunt for food

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Can you spot the Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis ) in this picture?

Plumtree Run Phase 3 Section 4

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Nesting pair of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis

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Red fox appears again 9 days after the first sighting
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A Red Fox  checking out its new neighborhood.

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Another nesting pair showing up 1 day after project completion
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Groundhog (Marmota Monax) scavenging the shore looking to feast on vegetation