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Trees

Common Name

Scientific Name

American Beech

Fagus grandifolia

American Elm

Ulmus americana

American Holly

Ilex opaca

American Hornbeam

Carpinus caroliniana

American Sycamore

Platanus occidentalis

Bigtooth Aspen

Populus grandidentata

Black Cherry

Prunus serotina

Black Locust

Robinia pseudoacacia

Black Oak

Quercus velutina

Black Willow

Salix nigra

Eastern Redcedar

Juniperus virginiana

Eastern White Pine

Pinus strobus

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida

Loblolly Pine

Pinus taeda

Mockernut Hickory

Carya tomentosa

Red Maple

Acer rubrum

River Birch

Betula nigra

Silver Maple

Acer saccharinum

Sweetgum

Liquidambar styraciflua

Virginia Pine

Pinus virginiana

White Oak

Quercus alba

Willow Oak

Quercus phellos

Yellow Poplar

Liriodendron tulipfera

Shrubs & Vines

Common Name

Scientific Name

Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Climbing Bittersweet

Celastrus scandens

Common Elderberry

Sambucus canadensis

Evergreen Blackberry

Rubus laciniatus

Greenbrier

Smilax rotundifolia

Green Hawthorn

Crataegus viridis

Highbush Blueberry

Vaccinium corymbosum

Japanese Honeysuckle

Lonicera japonica

Poison Ivy

Toxicodendron radicans

Sassafras

Sassafras albidium

Smooth Sumac

Rhus glabra

Spicebush

Lindera benzoin

Trumpet Creeper

Campsis radicans

Virginia Creeper

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Virginia Rose

Rosa virginiana

Wild Grape

Vitis (genus)

Witch Hazel

Hamamelis virginiana

Wildflowers and Weeds

Common Name

Scientific Name

Bird-foot Violet

Viola pedata

Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta

Bull Thistle

Cirsium vulgare

Bushy Aster

Aster dumosus

Chicory

Cichorium intybus

Common Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale

Common Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

Common Mullein

Verbascum thapsus

Common Ragweed

Ambrosia artemisiifolia

Devil's Beggar-tick

Bidens frondosa

EnglishPlantain

Plantago lanceolota

Goldenrod

Solidago (genus)

Indian Pipe

Monotropa uniflora

Jimsonweed

Datura stramonium

Lamb's Quarters

Chenopodium album

Pink Lady's Slipper

Cypripedium acaule

Pokeweed

Phytolacca americana

Queen Anne's Lace

Daucus carota

Red Clover

Trifolium pratense

Showy Tick Trefoil

Desmodium canadense

Spotted Jewelweed

Impatiens capensis

Spotted Joe-pye Weed

Eupatorium maculatum

Swamp Rose Mallow

Hibiscus moscheutos

Virginia Snakeroot

Aristolochia serpentaria

Wild Strawberry

Fragaria virginiana

Other Plants (including grasses, water plants, ferns, and mosses)

Common Name

Scientific Name

Arrow Arum

Peltandra virginica

Bracken Fern

Pteridium aquilinum

Cinnamon Fern

Osmunda cinnamomea

Common Cattail

Typha latifolia

Common Duckweed

Lemna minor

Common Reed

Phragmites australis

Dodder

Cuscuta (genus)

Greater Bladderwort

Utricularia vulgaris

Green Algae

Pediastrum boryanum

Hydrilla

Hydrilla verticillata

Kentucky Bluegrass

Poa pratensis

Lizard's Tail

Saururus cernuus

Long-leaf Pondweed

Potamogeton nodosus

Marsh Bulrush

Scirpus cyperinus

Pickerelweed

Pontederia cordata

Running Cedar

Lycopodium digitatum

Skunk Cabbage

Symplocarpus foetidus

Smooth Crabgrass

Digitaria ischaemum

Switchgrass

Panicum virgatum

Tussock Sedge

Carex stricta

White Cushion Moss

Leucobryum glaucum

Wild Rice

Zizania aquatica

Yellow Pond Lily

Nuphar luteum

Fungi

Common Name

Scientific Name

Artist's Conk

Ganoderma applanatum

Crowded Parchment

Stereum complicatum

Death Cap

Amanita phalloides

Elegant Stinkhorn

Mutinus elegans

Emetic Russula

Russula silvicola

Honey Mushroom

Armillariella mellea

Jack O'Lantern

Omphalotus olearius

Meadow Mushroom

Agaricus campestris

Mossy Maple Polypore

Oxyporus populinus

Oyster Mushroom

Pleurotus ostreatus

Pear-shaped Puffball

Lycoperdon pyriforme

Turkey Tail

Trametes versicolor

Witches' Butter

Tremella mesenterica

Lichen

Common Name

Scientific Name

British Soldiers

Cladonia cristatella

Common Greenshield

Flavoparmelia caperata

Fish

Common Name

Scientific Name

American Eel

Anguilla rostrata

Black Crappie

Pomoxis nigromaculatus

Bluegill

Lepomis macrochirus

Channel Catfish

Ictalurus punctatus

Common Carp

Cyprinus carpio

Creek Chub

Semotilus atromaculatus

Eastern Mosquitofish

Gambusia holbrooki

Golden Shiner

Notemigonus crysoleucas

Largemouth Bass

Micropterus salmoides

Northern Hog Sucker

Hypentelium nigricans

Tesselated Darter

Etheostoma olmstedi

Yellow Bullhead

Ameiurus natalis

Yellow Perch

Perca falvescens

Reptiles

Common Name

Scientific Name

Black Rat Snake

Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta

Common Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina

Copperhead

Agkistrodon contortrix

Eastern Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina

Eastern Garter Snake

Thamnophis sirtalis

Eastern Hognose Snake

Heterodon platyrhinos

Eastern Painted Turtle

Chrysemys picta picta

Eastern Worm Snake

Carphophis amoenus amoenus

Five-lined Skink

Eumeces fasciatus

Northern Ringneck Snake

Diadophis punctatus edwardsii

Northern Water Snake

Nerodia sipedon

Amphibians

Common Name

Scientific Name

American Toad

Bufo americanus

Bullfrog

Rana catesbeiana

Eastern Newt

Notophthalmus viridescens

Red-backed Salamander

Plethodon cinereus

Southern Leopard Frog

Rana sphenocephala

Spotted Salamander

Ambystoma maculatum

Spring Peeper

Pseudacris crucifer

Three-lined Salamander

Eurycea guttolineata

Wood Frog

Rana sylvatica

Birds

Common Name

Scientific Name

American Crow

Corvus brachyrhynchos

American Goldfinch

Carduelis tristis

American Robin

Turdus migratorius

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Barred Owl

Strix varia

Belted Kingfisher

Ceryle alcyon

Blue Jay

Cyanocitta cristata

Brown-headed Cowbird

Molothrus ater

Canada Goose

Branta canadensis

Carolina Chickadee

Parus carolinensis

Carolina Wren

Thryothorus ludovicianus

Common Grackle

Quiscalus quiscula

Common Yellowthroat

Geothlypis trichas

Double-crested Cormorant

Phalacrocorax auritus

Downy Woodpecker

Picoides pubescens

Eastern Bluebird

Sialia sialis

European Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

Great Crested Flycatcher

Myiarchus crinitus

Killdeer

Charadrius vociferus

Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura

Northern Bobwhite

Colinus virginianus

Northern Cardinal

Cardinalis cardinalis

Northern Mockingbird

Mimus polyglottos

Pileated Woodpecker

Dryocopus pileatus

Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Red-winged Blackbird

Agelaius phoeniceus

Ring-billed Gull

Larus delawarensis

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Archilochus colubris

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Accipiter striatus

Tufted Titmouse

Baeolophus bicolor

Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

White-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta carolinensis

White-throated Sparrow

Zonotrichia albicollis

Wild Turkey

Meleagris gallopavo

Wood Duck

Aix sponsa

Mammals

Common Name

Scientific Name

Beaver

Castor canadensis

Big Brown Bat

Eptesicus fuscus

Eastern Chipmunk

Tamias striatus

Eastern Cottontail

Sylvilagus floridanus

Eastern Gray Squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis

Eastern Mole

Scalopus aquaticus

Least Shrew

Cryptotis parva

Meadow Vole

Microtus pennsylvanicus

Muskrat

Ondatra zibethicus

Norway Rat

Rattus norvegicus

Raccoon

Procyon lotor

Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes

Striped Skunk

Mephitis mephitis

Virginia Opossum

Didelphis virginiana

Woodchuck

Marmota monax

White-footed Mouse

Peromyscus leucopus

White-tailed Deer

Odocoileus virginianus

Arachnids

Common Name

Scientific Name

American Dog Tick

Dermacentor variabilis

Black and Yellow Argiope

Argiope aurantia

Chigger

Trombicula alfreddugesi

Daring Jumping Spider

Phidippus audax

Goldenrod Spider

Misumena vatia

Harvestman

Phalangium opilio

Maple Gall Mite

Vasates quadripedes

Rabid Wolf Spider

Rabidosa rabida

Sarcoptic Mange Mite

Sarcoptes scabiei

Six-spotted Fishing Spider

Dolomedes triton

Soil Mite

Oribatidae Family

Spined Micrathena

Micrathena gracilis

Water Mite

Arrenurus (genus)

Crustaceans

Common Name

Scientific Name

Copepod

Macrocyclops albidus

Crayfish (Cambarus)

Cambarus (genus)

Isopod

Armadillidium vulgare

Scud

Hyalella azteca

Water Flea

Daphnia ambigua

Chilopods

Common Name

Scientific Name

Garden Centipede

Lithobius forficatus

Diplopods

Common Name

Scientific Name

North American Millipede

Narceus americanus

Insects

Common Name

Scientific Name

Asian Tiger Mosquito

Aedes albopictus

Bald-faced Hornet

Dolichovespula maculata

Black Carpenter Ant

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Blue Bottle Fly

Calliphora vomitoria

Buffalo Treehopper

Stictocephala bisonia

Cabbage White

Pieris rapae

Chinese Mantid

Tenodera aridifolia

Cicada Killer

Sphecius speciosus

Clouded Sulphur

Colias philodice

Common Black Ground Beetle

Pterostichus melanarius

Common Water Strider

Gerris remigis

Common Whitetail

Libellula lydia 

Convergent Ladybug Beetle

Hippodamia convergens

Crane Fly

Tipula (genus)

Differential Grasshopper

Melanoplus differentialis

Dogday Harvestfly

Tibicen canicularis

Dogwood Borer

Synanthedon scitula

Dung Beetle

Phanaeus vindex

Eastern Black Swallowtail

Papilio polyxenes

Eastern Blood-sucking Conenose

Triatoma sanguisuga

Eastern Dobsonfly

Corydalus cornutus

Eastern Hercules Beetle

Dynastes tityus

Eastern Subterranean Termite

Reticulitermes flavipes

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth

Malacosoma americana

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pterourus glaucus

Eastern Yellow Jacket

Vespula maculifrons

Ebony Jewelwing

Calopteryx maculata

European Gypsy Moth

Lymantria dispar

Field Cricket

Gryllus pennsylvanicus

Fiery Searcher

Calosoma scrutator

Fragile Forktail

Ischnura posita

Fungus Gnat

Mycetophila (genus)

Giant Willow Aphid

Pterochlorus viminalis

Golden Northern Bumble Bee

Bombus fervidus

Goldenrod Gall Fly

Eurosta solidaginis

Green Darner

Anax junius

Green Lacewing

Chrysoperla rufilabris and Chrysopa ornata

Green Stinkbug

Acrosternum hilare

Honey Bee

Apis mellifera

Horned Fungus Beetle

Boliotherus cornutus

Hummingbird Moth

Hemaris thysbe

Large Diving Beetle

Dytiscus (genus)

Luna Moth

Actias luna

Meadow Spittlebug

Philaenus spumarius

Monarch

Danaus plexippus

Mourning Cloak

Nymphalis antiopa

Northern Caddis Fly

Limnephilus (genus)

Northern Walkingstick

Diapheromera femorata

Oak Apple Gall Wasp

Amphibolips confluenta

Organ-pipe Mud Dauber

Trypoxylon politum

Oystershell Scale

Lepidosaphes ulmi

Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui

Patent-leather Beetle

Odontotaenius disjunctus

Pennsylvania Firefly

Photuris pennsylvanicus

Pipevine Swallowtail

Battus philenor

Polyphemus Moth

Antheraea polyphemus

Ring-legged Earwig

Euborelllia annulipes

Sassafras Weevil

Odontopus calceatus

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Cicindela sexguttata

Snow Flea

Hypogastrura nivicola

True Katydid

Pterophylla camellifolia

Virginia Pine Sawfly

Neodiprion pratti pratti

Annelids

Common Name

Scientific Name

Aquatic Worm

Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri

Earthworm

Lumbricus (genus)

Freshwater Leech

Macrobdella decora

Mollusks

Common Name

Scientific Name

Disc Cannibal Snail

Haplotrema concavum

Eastern Forest Snail

Anguispira alternata

Eastern Lamp Mussel

Lampsilis radiata

Leopard Slug

Limax maximus

Stagnant Pond Snail

Lymnaea stagnalis

Cnidarians

Common Name

Scientific Name

Green Hydra

Chlorohydra viridissima

Tardigrades

Common Name

Scientific Name

Water Bear

Echiniscis (genus)

Planarians

Common Name

Scientific Name

Flatworm

Procotyla fluviatilis

Nematodes

Common Name

Scientific Name

Brainworm Nematode

Parelaphostrongylus tenuis

Predatory Nematode

Mononchus (genus)

The Big Red Worm

Eustrongylides ignotus and Eustrongylides tubifex

Microscopic Organisms (including Protists and Monerans)

Common Name

Scientific Name

Amoeba

Amoeba (genus)

Euglena

Euglena gracilis

Paramecium

Paramecium (genus)

Rabies Virus

Rabies virus

Rotifer

Collotheca (genus)

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