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. Check out our YouTube Channel for more videos of wildlife at these streams 

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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   Group of White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) foraging for food

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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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Juvenile Northern Water Snake using the embankment to catch some sun rays
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Great Blue Heron checking out the new micropools 

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Red fox right after project completion 
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Young buck on the shore of Plumtree Run
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Goslings starting to develop their adult plumage

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Fish nest observed within one of the micro pools 
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Groundhog (Marmota Monax) scavenging the shore looking to feast on vegetation
Tadpoles observed in vernal pools created through the regrading of stream banks. These pools are vital for amphibian reproduction.