Wildlife In The Area

The following birds have been spotted along Armstrong Trails.  How many have you seen?

American Black Duck American Coot American Crow American Goldfinch
American Kestrel American Robin American Wigeon Bald Eagle
Belted Kingfisher Black-capped Chickadee Blue Jay Brown Creeper
Bufflehead Canada Goose Canvasback Carolina Wren
Common Golden-eye Common Grackle Dark eyed Junco Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Bluebird Eastern Phoebe European Starling Golden Crowned Knight
Great Blue Heron Greater Scaup Herring Gull Horned Grebe
House Finch House Sparrow Lesser Scaup Mallard
Mourning Dove Northern Cardinal Northern Pintail Pied-billed Grebe
Red-bellied Woodpecker Red-breasted Merganser Red-necked Grebe Red-tailed Hawk
Red-winged Blackbird Ring-billed Gull Rock Dove (Pigeon) Song Sparrow
Tufted Titmouse White-breasted Nuthatch Wild Turkey Wood Duck
American Black Duck
American Kestrel
Belted Kingfisher
Common Golden-eye
Eastern Bluebird
Great Blue Heron
House Finch
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-winged Blackbird
Tufted Titmouse
American Coot
American Robin
Black-capped Chickadee
Canada Goose
Common Grackle
Eastern Pheobe
Greater Scaup
House Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-breasted Merganser
Ring-billed Gull
White-breasted Nuthatch
American Crow
American Widgeon
Blue Jay
Dark eyed Junco
European Starling
Herring Gull
Lesser Scaup
Northern Pintall
Red-necked Grebe
Rock Dove (Pigeon)
Wild Turkey
American Goldfinch
Bald Eagle
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Downy Woodpecker
Golden Crowned Knight
Horned Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
Red-tailed Hawk
Song Sparrow
Wood Duck

Plants Along The Trail


The May-Apple has green leaves that look like an umbrella that develops a very small light yellow flower underneath. The May-Apple grows to be 18” high and likes rich woods, damp shady clearings. The small yellow flower blooms form April to June. The May-Apple gets it name from the small apple it produces in May.

Large-Flower Trillium

The Large-Flower Trillium has 3 large solid white petals and 3 green leaves. As the Large-Flower Trillium ages, the white petals will change to a light pink. It grows to a height of 18 inches. The Large-Flower Trillium blooms from April to June and likes woods and thickets.

Purple Trillium

The Purple Trillium has 3 maroon petals and 3 green leaves. It grows to a height of 16 inches and likes rich woods. The Purple Trillium blooms for April to June and is the most common eastern trillium found. The Purple Trillium is also known as “Stinky Benjamin” for its unpleasant odor.