Illustration of hackberry leaves, stem, fruit.

    Common Hackberry

    Celtis occidentalis
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    Edible

    Photo of common horse gentian stalk showing opposite, perfoliate leaves.

    Common Horse Gentian

    Triosteum perfoliatum
    Photo of a common house spider, egg sac, and web

    Common House Spider

    Parasteatoda tepidariorum (syn. Achaeranea tepidariorum)
    Photo of common milkweed flower cluster

    Common Milkweed

    Asclepias syriaca
    Photo of a female scorpionfly perched on a leaf.
    Photo of common St. John’s-wort flower with spent flowers and fruits

    Common St. John’s-Wort

    Hypericum perforatum
    Photo of common sunflower

    Common Sunflower

    Helianthus annuus
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    Edible

    image of a Common True Katydid

    Common True Katydid

    Pterophylla camellifolia
    Photo of common violet

    Common Violet

    Viola sororia
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    Edible

    Photo of common water hemlock or spotted cowbane flowers

    Common Water Hemlock

    Cicuta maculata
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a common wood-nymph butterfly

    Common Wood Nymph

    Cercyonis pegala
    Photo of compass plant flowers

    Compass Plant

    Silphium laciniatum
    large gray and white bird perching on a black branch

    Cooper's Hawk

    Accipiter cooperii
    Photo of copper iris plants with flowers

    Copper Iris

    Iris fulva
    Coral hairstreak butterfly on butterfly weed flowers

    Coral Hairstreak

    Satyrium titus (syn. Harkenclenus titus)
    Illustration of cottonwood leaves and fruits.

    Cottonwood

    Populus deltoides
    coyote walking through grassland

    Coyote

    Canis latrans
    Photo of a sod webworm adult moth on a window with hind end propped up

    Crambid Snout Moths

    More than 860 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Crane Fly clinging to a twig

    Crane Flies

    There are over 500 species of crane flies in North America.
    Illustration of cucumber magnolia leaves, flower, fruits.

    Cucumber Magnolia

    Magnolia acuminata
    Photo of Culver's root plant with flowers

    Culver’s Root

    Veronicastrum virginicum
    Photo of a cut-leaf grape fern showing whole plant

    Cut-Leaf Grape Fern

    Botrychium dissectum (syn. Sceptridium dissectum)
    Photo of a Harvestman, viewed from above

    Daddy Longlegs (Harvestmen)

    About 6,500 species have been named so far, worldwide.
    Photo of an adult damselfly on a twig next to water.

    Damselflies

    Species in the suborder Zygoptera
    Photo of a dark fishing spider standing on a rubber tire.

    Dark Fishing Spider

    Dolomedes tenebrosus
    Image of a dark-eyed junco

    Dark-Eyed Junco

    Junco hyemalis
    Deptfort pink blooming in an open area

    Deptford Pink

    Dianthus armeria
    Image of a differential grasshopper.

    Differential Grasshopper

    Melanoplus differentialis
    Photo of dittany flowers

    Dittany

    Cunila origanoides
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    Edible

    rough-leaved dogwood

    Dogwoods

    Cornus spp.
    Illustration of downy serviceberry leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Downy Serviceberry

    Amelanchier arborea
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    Edible

    Photo of downy skullcap flower clusters

    Downy Skullcap

    Scutellaria incana
    Photo of male downy woodpecker clinging to suet feeder

    Downy Woodpecker

    Picoides pubescens
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    image of Dung Beetle rolling a dung ball

    Dung Beetles (Tumblebugs)

    Subfamilies Scarabaeinae and Aphodiinae
    Photo of Dutchman's breeches plant with flowers

    Dutchman’s Breeches

    Dicentra cucullaria
    Illustration of dwarf chestnut oak leaf.

    Dwarf Chestnut Oak

    Quercus prinoides
    Photo of dwarf larkspur flowers with leaf

    Dwarf Larkspur

    Delphinium tricorne
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    Poisonous

    Photo of dwarf spiderwort flower clusters

    Dwarf Spiderwort (Wild Crocus)

    Tradescantia longipes
    Photo of early buttercup plant with flower
    Photo of early saxifrage plant with flower

    Early Saxifrage

    Micranthes virginiensis (sometimes Saxifraga virginiensis)
    Photo of a female and male European earwig on a dead leaf.

    Earwigs

    Forficula auricularia, Euborellia anulipes, and others.
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    Eastern Black Kingsnake

    Lampropeltis nigra
    image of a boxelder bug

    Eastern Boxelder Bug

    Boisea trivittata
    Photo of an eastern carpenter bee

    Eastern Carpenter Bee

    Xylocopa virginica
    Image of an eastern chipmunk

    Eastern Chipmunk

    Tamias striatus
    Photo of an eastern comma butterfly, wings spread, showing dorsal side of wings

    Eastern Comma

    Polygonia comma
    Photo of eastern gama grass flowering plant

    Eastern Gama Grass

    Tripsacum dactyloides
    Image of a gray squirrel

    Eastern Gray Squirrel and Eastern Fox Squirrel

    Sciurus carolinensis and Sciurus niger

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