Aquetong Watershed Flora and Fauna
Within the Watershed, the larger parcels of preserved land are primarily forested areas that include a variety of native tree species, including, American Sycamore, Red Maple, Tulip Poplar, American Beech, and Grape Vines. Rare plant species identified in the Watershed include Mead’s Sedge and Wild Senna (Shulzabarger, 2005).
Fauna within the Aquetong Watershed includes wildlife species such as Eastern Cottontail, Groundhog, Deer, Raccoon, Opossum, Red Fox, Skunk and the occasional Black Bear.
In addition, the large expanse of mostly undeveloped land interspersed with surface water and forest supports a wide array of birds such as the Mallard Duck, Red Tail Hawk, Turkey Vulture, American Crow and Canada Goose, in addition to a number of songbirds such as the American Robin, Blue Jay, Morning Dove, Cardinal, Barn Swallow, House Sparrow and Gray Catbird.