|With the great diversity of plant life and soil
types, there are different niche environments to support a variety of
|We are just beginning to
get familiar with our property and have yet to
visit all parts! We have identified a few of our cohabitants,
know this is a small sampling of what is out there. Click on
the animal names to see pictures.
They used to frequently visit our
was nice because they kept the trails open. However,
rural/suburban development has decreased their visits.
Douglas Squirrel or Chickaree
These squirrels are cute! I
understand why they introduced the invasive larger and aggressive
Eastern Gray Squirrel (which out competes the Douglas), because they
thought the Eastern Gray Squirrel was cuter. I think the
has a lot of charm with it’s frequent calling and warning
when they drop pine cones.
Eastern Gray Squirrel
Unfortunately, through urbanization and
destruction, the invasive and non-native Eastern Gray Squirrel has spread to this area.
It adapts easily to human disturbed habitats
Northern Flying Squirrel
These beavers supposedly have the
flea. We luckily haven’t seen one yet, but the
burrow around a lot on the back half of our property.
Pacific Jumping Mouse
Likely Trowbridge sp. A family
of shrews was
spotted under some plywood we laid on the ground to attract garter
snakes. We were pleasantly surprised to find shrews instead.
These frogs are quite active in the
springtime. The evening is filled with their calls.
here to see a list of birds of Winter Creek
We also have a game camera to capture images of critters that are more
elusive or nocturnal. Click
here to look at the game camera pictures.
Or click here to see more wildlife photos.
learn a little more about the wildlife of the surrounding areas in
Kitsap Peninsula, click here