Checklist of the Common Summer Wildlife of Mill Creek Park
This checklist includes over 150 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish that may be observed during a summer visit to Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.
Most of Mill Creek is densely wooded and covered by one of the following forest types: Northern Hardwood, Upland Aspen, Lowland Aspen, Mixed Pine, or Lowland Cedar Swamp.
Good areas to observe wildlife in the park include the three miles of nature trails, the Lake Huron shoreline, along the edge of the stream and at the Visitor Center bird feeding station.
The checklist includes species observed at Mill Creek since it first opened in 1984.
Included in the checklist: Loons, Falcons, Flycatchers, Painted Turtles, Wood Frog, Eastern Cottontail, Woodchuck, Skunk, Porcupine, Deer, and Beaver