Buildings & Structures
SPECIES LISTED PREFERRED SEASONS COMMENTS

American Kestrel

   

Sp,Su

May nest under eaves of buildings.

Barn Swallow

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Nests inside sheds, barns.

Big Brown Bat

     

May roost hibernate in cold, dry buildings.

Black Rat Snake

E

   

May hibernate in abandoned wells; found under old barns.

Deer Mouse

     

Abandoned buildings, stone walls.

Eastern Chipmunk

     

Stone walls in forest edge or interior.

Eastern Cottontail

     

Stone walls in open areas or thickets.

Eastern Hognose Snake

     

Hibernates under piles of debris; sandy soils; southern part of region.

Eastern Milk Snake

 

Yes

 

Under cover around buildings.

Eastern Phoebe

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Nests under eaves of buildings.

Eastern Pipistrelle

     

May roost or hibernate in warm in open woods.

Ermine

     

Stone walls.

Gray Fox

     

May den under abandoned buildings.

House Mouse

   

W

Uses buildings in winter

House Wren

   

Sp,Su

May nest under eaves of buildings.

Little Brown Myotis

   

Sp,Su,F

Roosts in buildings.

Long-tailed Weasel

     

Stone walls.

Northern Black Racer

       

Northern Brown Snake

 

Yes

 

Found around abandoned buildings.

Northern Redbelly Snake

     

Around buildings.

Northern Ringneck Snake

 

Yes

 

Mesic forests; found under stone walls, debris.

Porcupine

   

W

May den in abandoned buildings or stone walls.

Short-tailed Shrew

     

Stone walls in damp sites.

Silver-haired Bat

   

W

May hibernate in buildings

Small-footed Myotis

SC

 

Sp,Su,F

May roost and raise young in buildings.

Striped Skunk

     

May den in stone walls and under buildings.

White-footed Mouse

     

Abandoned buildings.