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

    Common House Spider

    Parasteatoda tepidariorum (syn. Achaeranea tepidariorum)
    Photo of common jimsonweed flower

    Common Jimsonweed

    Datura stramonium
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    Poisonous

    Photo of common milkweed flower cluster

    Common Milkweed

    Asclepias syriaca
    Photo of a common nighthawk on a fence rail.

    Common Nighthawk

    Chordeiles minor
    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 a male common yellowthroat

    Common Yellowthroat

    Geothlypis trichas
    Photo of compass plant flowers

    Compass Plant

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

    Cooper's Hawk

    Accipiter cooperii
    Coral hairstreak butterfly on butterfly weed flowers

    Coral Hairstreak

    Satyrium titus (syn. Harkenclenus titus)
    Photo of corn salad plant flower clusters showing arrangement of buds.

    Corn Salad

    Valerianella radiata
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    Edible

    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.
    Photo of crown vetch, closeup of a flower cluster.

    Crown Vetch

    Securigera varia (formerly Coronilla varia)
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    Poisonous

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    Invasive

    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 a dainty sulphur perched on a dried flower, side view

    Dainty Sulphur

    Nathalis iole
    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
    Photo of dead nettle stalk with flowers

    Dead Nettle

    Lamium purpureum
    Photo of several decurrent false asters in bloom

    Decurrent False Aster

    Boltonia decurrens
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    Endangered

    Photo of a deer mouse in its nest made of dry grasses

    Deer Mouse

    Peromyscus maniculatus
    Photo of a Delaware Skipper

    Delaware Skipper

    Anatrytone logan
    Deptfort pink blooming in an open area

    Deptford Pink

    Dianthus armeria
    Illustration of dewberry leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Dewberry

    Rubus flagellaris
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    Edible

    Photo of a male dickcissel in breeding plumage, perched.

    Dickcissel

    Spiza americana
    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
    Illustration of dwarf chestnut oak leaf.

    Dwarf Chestnut Oak

    Quercus prinoides
    Photo of dwarf spiderwort flower clusters

    Dwarf Spiderwort (Wild Crocus)

    Tradescantia longipes
    Photo of a female and male European earwig on a dead leaf.

    Earwigs

    Forficula auricularia, Euborellia anulipes, and others.
    Image of eastern bluebird

    Eastern Bluebird

    Sialia sialis

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