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Wildlife Watching

The 165-acre lake, wetlands, vernal pools, and forests of Frances Slocum State Park are havens for wildlife.

In the spring, the park’s vernal pools are the breeding grounds of wood frogs and salamanders.

In the summer, songbirds such as yellow warblers, brown thrashers, and Baltimore orioles raise their young. Blue-eyed grass, wild geranium, false hellebore, and Jack-in-the-pulpit are just a few of the many species of wildflowers that bloom in the park.

Painted turtles, great blue herons, and a wide variety of dragonfly species inhabit the lake and wetlands.