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Animals & Insects

Animals & insects of all shapes & sizes can be found throughout MetroParks of Butler County.  Learn about many of them through the links below!  Remember to leave all living things as you find them so that they can continue to contribute to the ecosystem and be there for others to enjoy.

Streamside Salamander

Woolly Aphids - August 13, 2021

Leafcutter Bees - August 10, 2021

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars - August 3, 2021

Red-Spotted Purple Butterfly - July 30, 2021

Changeable Mantleslug - July 27, 2021

Turkey Vultures - July 23, 2021

Aquatic Insects - July 20, 2021

Giant Water Bug - July 16, 2021

Luna Moth - July 12, 2021

Blue Jays - July 1, 2021

Brood X - The After Effects - June 29, 2021

Six Spotted Tiger Beetle - June 25, 2021

Red Foxes - June 18, 2021

Northern Mockingbird - June 14, 2021

Snapping Turtles - June 11, 2021

"Caption This" Contest - Cicadas! - June 7, 2021

Tales of a Feather - May 25, 2021

Endangered Species Day - May 21, 2021

World Bee Day - May 20, 2021

American Beaver - May 18, 2021

World Migratory Bird Day - May 7, 2021

Yellow Warblers - April 28, 2021

Color Variations of Birds - April 21, 2021

Stink Bugs - April 14, 2021

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds - April 7, 2021

Wing Speed vs Human Speed - April 5, 2021

Rock Wall Habitats - March 31, 2021

Short-eared Owl - March 24, 2021

Spring Amphibians with Jeff Davis - March 10, 2021

Pileated Woodpecker - March 8, 2021

Squirrel Nests - February 24, 2021

17-Year Cicadas coming in 2021 - February 22, 2021

Backyard Bird Feeders - February 9, 2021

Feathers, Fat or Fur: Fur - January 25, 2021

Northern Cardinal - February 1, 2021

Hibernation Hideaway - January 20, 2021

Red-tailed Hawk - January 18, 2021

Barred Owls - January 11, 2021

Wetlands in the Winter - December 14, 2020

Feathers, Fat or Fur: Feathers - December 2, 2020

Aphids - November 20, 2020

Migrate, Hibernate or Tolerate: Part 1 - November 18, 2020

Mess is Best: Part 2 - November 16, 2020

Animal Speed vs Human Speed - November 11, 2020

Mess is Best - November 6, 2020

Woolly Bears - November 2, 2020

Sights & Sounds of Fall at Elk Creek MetroPark's Meadow Ridge Area - October 19, 2020

Leaf Miners & Snakeroot - October 16, 2020

Molting Process - October 14, 2020

Tell Tale Signs of Fall - October 9, 2020

Annual Cicadas - September 23, 2020

Cuckoo Maran Chickens - September 21, 2020

Comma & Question Mark Butterflies - September 14, 2020

Hummingbird Moths - September 11, 2020

Prothonotary Warbler - September 9, 2020

Unexpected Pollinators - September 3, 2020

Australorpe Chickens - August 24, 2020

Feathers of Many Colors - August 21, 2020

Wetlands at Gilmore MetroPark - August 14, 2020

Dutch Bantam Hens - August 13, 2020

Great Pyrenees on the Farm - August 10, 2020

Easter Egger Hen - July 27, 2020

Garter Snakes & Gray Rat Snakes - July 21, 2020

Eastern-eyed Click Beetle - July 7, 2020

Bird Nests - July 6, 2020

Chickens on the Farm - June 29, 2020

Dragonflies - June 23, 2020

Spittlebugs - June 22, 2020

Eastern Box Turtle - June 16,2020

Gray Tree Frog - June 15, 2020

Streamside Salamander - June 8, 2020

Common Watersnakes - June 2, 2020

American Toad - June 1, 2020

Swallows - Part 2 - May 28, 2020

Swallows - Part 1 - May 21, 2020

Chrisholm MetroPark's Historic Farmstead's Goats - May 18, 2020

Eastern Cottontail Rabbits - May 14,2020

Tell Tale Signs of Spring - May 13, 2020

Great Horned Owl - May 11, 2020

Compost Critters - May 5, 2020

Nests & Nest Boxes - April 30, 2020

Chicken Chat - April 23, 2020

Habitats - April 2, 2020