The Town of Deer Lake is located in the Western Newfoundland Forest Eco-region, considered one of the most favourable areas climactically for plant growth on the Island. As such, the town, which is part of an area characterized by thick tree cover and a mosaic of wetlands, is home to a diverse range of wildlife.

This Field Checklist of Selected Flora and Fauna includes plant and animal species noted along the Deer Lake trail system. This list was compiled based on sightings by residents and Town staff.

Download the entire list as a PDF here.

 


 

Animals

Dec-MarMar-MayMay-AugAug-Dec
Woodland Caribou
Moose
Red Fox
Red Squirrel
Chipmunk

 

Aquatic Animals

Dec-MarMar-MayMay-AugAug-Dec
American Toad
Atlantic Salmon
Beaver
Mink

 

Birds

Dec-MarMar-MayMay-AugAug-Dec
American Crow
American Black Duck
American Gold-finch
American Red-start
American Robin
Bald Eagle
Belted Kingfisher
Black-capped Chickadee
Blue Jay
Bohemian Waxwing
Canada Goose
Cedar Waxwing
Common Goldeneye
Common Loon
Dark-eyed Junco
Downy Wood-pecker
Great Horned Owl
Hairy Wood-pecker
European House Sparrow
Mallard Duck
Mourning Dove
Northern Pintail
Osprey
Pine Siskin
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red Crossbill (Rare)
Ruffed Grouse
Spotted Sandpiper
Spruce Grouse
Solitary Sandpiper
Tree Swallow
White-throated Sparrow
White-winged Crossbill
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow Warbler

 

Insects

Dec-MarMar-MayMay-AugAug-Dec
Azure Butterfly
Bumble Bee
Comma Butter-fly
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Honey Bee
Monarch Butterfly
Mourning Cloak Butterfly
White Admiral Butterfly

 

Mushrooms

Dec-MarMar-MayMay-AugAug-Dec
Birch Bolete
Fly Agaric (Toxic)
Horse Mushroom
Shaggy Mane
Yellow Patches (Toxic)

 

Plants

Dec-MarMar-MayMay-AugAug-Dec
Aster
Blue-bead Lily
Blueberry Bush
Blue-flag Iris
Bunchberry
Cinnamon Fern
Cow Vetch
Devil’s Paint-brush
Evening Primrose
Fireweed
Field Horsetail
Greater Yellow Ladyslipper
Lupine
Mayflower
Pink Ladyslipper
Pipsissewa
Pitcher Plant
Showy Ladyslipper
Starflower
Wild Lily of the Valley
Wintergreen (one-flowered)

 

Aquatic Plants

Dec-MarMar-MayMay-AugAug-Dec
Broadleaf Arrowhead
Bulrush/Cattail
Pondweed
Yellow Pond Lily

 

Trees

  • Ash (Black, American & Showy Mountain)
  • Birch (White, Yellow)
  • Eastern White Pine
  • Maple (Mountain, Norway, Red)
  • Cherry (Pin, Choke)
  • Spruce (Black, White)
  • Tamarack