Photo of blue jay perched on branch

    Blue Jay

    Cyanocitta cristata
    Photo of blue vervain flower clusters in a prairie

    Blue Vervain

    Verbena hastata
    Photo of blue-eyed Mary flowers

    Blue-Eyed Mary

    Collinsia verna
    Photo of a male blue-winged teal floating on water.

    Blue-Winged Teal

    Anas discors
    Photo of a broad-winged hawk perched on a branch in the sunshine.

    Broad-Winged Hawk

    Buteo platypterus
    Bronze copper butterfly perched on a grass blade, wings closed

    Bronze Copper

    Lycaena hyllus (syn. Hyllolycaena hyllus; Lycaena thoe)
    Photo of bushy clump of brown-eyed Susan plants.

    Brown-Eyed Susan

    Rudbeckia triloba
    Photo of male brown-headed cowbird

    Brown-Headed Cowbird

    Molothrus ater
    Photo of a male bufflehead duck floating on water

    Bufflehead

    Bucephala albeola
    photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower

    Bumble Bees

    Bombus spp.
    Illustration of bush honeysuckle leaves, flowers, fruit.

    Bush Honeysuckles

    Lonicera maackii (Amur) and Lonicera x bella (Bella)
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Illustration of buttonbush leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Buttonbush

    Cephalanthus occidentalis
    Photo of a Cabbage White

    Cabbage White

    Pieris rapae
    image of Caddisfly on leaf

    Caddisflies

    Various species in the order Trichoptera
    Callery Pear

    Callery Pear (Bradford Pear)

    Pyrus calleryana
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Photo of Canada goose swimming

    Canada Goose

    Branta canadensis
    Photo of a male canvasback floating on the water.

    Canvasback

    Aythya valisineria
    Photo of cardinal flower plants in flower

    Cardinal Flower

    Lobelia cardinalis
    Photo of Carolina false dandelion flowerhead.

    Carolina False Dandelion

    Pyrrhopappus carolinianus
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    Edible

    Photo of a Carolina wren perched near a bird feeder.

    Carolina Wren

    Thryothorus ludovicianus
    Image of Tomentose Burying Beetle crawling on the ground

    Carrion Beetles (Burying Beetles)

    Nicrophorus, Necrophila, Necrodes, and other Silphid genera
    Photo of several cattail flowering stalks

    Cattails

    Typha spp.
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    Edible

    Photo of a cattle egret

    Cattle Egret

    Bubulcus ibis
    Image of a Cecropia moth.

    Cecropia Moth

    Hyalophora cecropia
    Photo of a Celery Looper taking nectar from a flower

    Celery Looper

    Anagrapha falcifera
    image of a Checkered White, Twigs

    Checkered White

    Pontia protodice
    Photo of a Chickweed Geometer

    Chickweed Geometer

    Haematopis grataria
    magnified chigger

    Chiggers

    Trombicula alfreddugesi and other Trombicula spp. (syn. Eutrombicula)
    Photo of Chinese yam showing leaves and bulbils

    Chinese Yam

    Dioscorea oppositifolia (sometimes called D. batatas)
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    image of Cicada Killer on Goldenrod

    Cicada Killer Wasp

    Sphecius speciosus
    Photo of clasping Venus' looking glass, a blue wildflower

    Clasping Venus’ Looking Glass

    Triodanis perfoliata (formerly Specularia perfoliata)
    Photo of eyed click beetle on bark

    Click Beetles

    Approximately 1,000 species in North America
    Photo of three cliff swallow nests attached to the soffit of a building, with a parent attending.

    Cliff Swallow

    Petrechelidon pyrrhonota
    Photo of climbing false buckwheat vines, leaves, and flowers.

    Climbing False Buckwheat (Crested Buckwheat)

    Fallopia scandens (formerly Polygonum scandens)
    image of a Clouded Sulphur on a wildflower

    Clouded Sulphur

    Colias philodice
    photo of a Cloudless Sulphur nectaring on a thistle

    Cloudless Sulphur

    Phoebis sennae
    A photo of a Clover Looper.

    Clover Looper

    Caenurgina crassiuscula
    Photo of tall thoroughwort plant with flowers

    Common Boneset (Thoroughwort)

    Eupatorium perfoliatum
    Common buckeye butterfly nectaring on a flower, wings spread

    Common Buckeye

    Junonia coenia
    Photo of a Common Checkered Skipper
    Photo of common cinquefoil plants with flowers

    Common Cinquefoil

    Potentilla simplex
    Illustration of common elderberry leaves, flowers, fruits

    Common Elderberry

    Sambucus canadensis
    Photo of a male common goldeneye floating on the surface of the Mississippi River

    Common Goldeneye

    Bucephala clangula
    Photograph of a Common Grackle

    Common Grackle

    Quiscalus quiscula

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