Wet Meadows
SPECIES LISTED PREFERRED SEASONS COMMENTS

American Bittern

E

 

Sp,Su

Tall herbaceous vegetation.

American Kestrel

   

Sp,Su

 

Black Duck

   

Sp,Su

 

Bog Turtle

E

   

Occupies wet meadows; lays eggs on tussocks.

Common Grackle

   

Sp,Su

 

Common Snipe

   

Sp,Su

Marshes with short vegetation.

Common Yellowthroat

   

Sp,Su

Wet brushy meadows or pastures.

Eastern Ribbon Snake

   

Sp,Su,F

 

Great Blue Heron

   

Sp,Su

Feeds in wet meadows and pastures which may be miles from nest.

Green-backed Heron

   

Sp,Su

Feeds in marshes.  May nest on hummocks.

Henslow's Sparrow

E

 

Sp,Su

Wet, weedy fields; wet meadows.

Jefferson Salamander

SC

 

Sp,Su,F

 

Least Bittern

E

 

Sp,Su

Prefers tall vegetation.

Little Brown Myotis

     

Prefers roosts near marshes.

Mallard

   

Sp,Su

 

Meadow Vole

       

Muskrat

       

Northern Leopard Frog

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Wet, open meadows.

Northern Water Snake

   

Sp,Su,F

 

Red-tailed Hawk

   

ALL

 

Red-winged Blackbird

   

Sp,Su

 

Ring-necked Duck

   

Sp,Su

Sedge marshes.

Sedge Wren

E

Yes

Sp,Su

Little or no standing water.

Short-tailed Shrew

 

Yes

 

Tall grasses or sedges

Sora

 

Yes

Sp,Su

Prefers deep water.

Southern Bog Lemming

SC

     

Spotted Turtle

SC

   

May lay eggs along edge of marshy pasture. Hibernates under root balls in tussock sedge marsh.

Spring Peeper

       

Swamp Sparrow

 

Yes

Sp,Su

 

Virginia Rail

 

Yes

Sp,Su

 

Water Shrew

SC

Yes

   

Woodland Jumping Mouse

     

Brush and herbaceous vegetation bordering wetlands.