Healthy Shorelines for Healthy Lakes

Species you might see on your shoreline

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You’d be amazed at the diversity of wildlife that call your shoreline home! It’s an essential habitat for insects, amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds and mammals all of which play an important role in balancing the environment.

Below is a list of species that rely on shoreline land for sustenance. Take a look around your shoreline for them.

Mammals

River Otter
Mink
Beaver
Muskrat
Little Brown Bat
Moose
White-tailed Deer

Birds

Common Loon
Wood Duck
Great Blue Heron
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Mallard
Bufflehead
Killdeer

Fish

Lake Trout
Northern Pike
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye
Yellow Perch

Amphibians

Northern Leopard Frog
Wood Frog

Reptiles

Painted Turtle
Snapping Turtle

Insects

Canada Darner dragonfly
Monarch butterfly
Northern Bluet Damselfly

For information on how you can attract wildlife to your shoreline property, visit our section on Landscaping for Wildlife.

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