Natural History Survey

Consolidated Listing of Threatened & Endangered Species; Species in Greatest Need of Conservation; and Endemic / Globally Rare Species in the COA

February 25, 2012 clifftop Natural History Survey

Threatened & Endangered Species Flora Bluehearts (Buchnera americana) Wooly Buckthorn (Bumelia languginosa) Whitlow Grass (Draba cuneifolia) Spurge (Euphorbia spathulata) Dwarf Bedstraw (Galium virgatum) Slender Heliotrope (Heliotropium tenellum) Crested Coralroot Orchid (Hexalectris spicata) Climbing Milkweed (Matelea obliqua) Missouri Orange Coneflower (Rudbeckia missouriensis) Fameflower (Talinum calycinum) Black-edged Sedge (Carex nigromarginata) Fauna NB: For avian species, B=breeding; M=Migratory/Post-breeding […]

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Climatic Records

September 29, 2011 clifftop Natural History Survey

UPLANDS 2003 AVG HI AVG LO EXT HI EXT LO RAIN SNOW JAN 34 21 71 -3 .13 3.25 FEB 37 25 65 5 1.83 15.0 MAR 58 38 82 14 1.74 0 APR 69 49 87 33 5.15 0 MAY 73 56 86 46 7.98 0 JUN 79 62 91 50 10.95 0 JUL […]

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Butterflies of the COA

September 29, 2011 clifftop Natural History Survey

Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes asterius Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus Spicebush Swallowtail Papilio troilus Zebra Swallowtail Eurytides marcellus Checkered White Pontia protodice Cabbage White Pieris rapae Falcate Orangetip Anthocharis midea Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme Clouded Sulphur Colias philodice Clouded/Orange Sulphur Colias philodice/eurytheme Dog Face Sulphur Colias cesonia Cloudless […]

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Amphibians and Reptiles of the COA

September 29, 2011 clifftop Natural History Survey

  SALAMANDERS Spotted salamander Ambystoma maculatum Marbled salamander Ambystoma opacum Smallmouth salamander Ambystoma texanum Tiger salamander Ambystoma tigrinum Longtail salamander Eurycea longicauda Cave salamander Eurycea lucifuga Newt Notophthalmus viridescens Northern slimy salamander Plethodon glutinosus Lesser siren Siren intermedia FROGS & TOADS Cricket frog Acris crepitans American toad Bufo americanus Fowler’s toad Bufo fowleri Narrowmouth toad […]

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Mammals of the COA

September 29, 2011 clifftop Natural History Survey

  Virginia opossum Didelphis¬† virginiana Southeastern shrew Sorex longirostris Northern short-tailed shrew Blarina brevicauda Southern short-tailed shrew Blarina carolinensis Least shrew Cryptotis parva Eastern mole Scalopus aquaticus Little brown bat Myotis lucifugus Indiana bat Myotis sodalis Gray bat Myotis grisescens Northern long-eared bat Myotis septentrionalis Silver-haired bat Lasionycteris noctivagans Tri-color bat Perimyotis subflavus Big brown […]

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Birds of the COA

September 29, 2011 clifftop Natural History Survey

The known dates of rare bird visitors are annotated in italic script. Black-bellied Whistling Duck¬†(8 Jul 08) Greater White-fronted Goose Snow Goose Ross’s Goose Brant (3-6 May 68) Cackling Goose Canada Goose Mute Swan Trumpeter Swan Wood Duck Gadwall American Wigeon American Black Duck Mallard Mottled Duck (15 Jul 09) Blue-winged Teal Northern Shoveler Northern […]

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Plants of the COA

September 29, 2011 clifftop Natural History Survey

  Abutilon theophrasti Buttonweed, Velvet Leaf Acalypha gracilens Slender Three-seeded Mercury Acalypha ostryaefolia Three-seeded Mercury Acalypha rhomboidea Three-Seeded Mercury Acer negundo Box Elder Acer rubrum Red Maple Acer saccharinum Silver Maple Acer saccharum Sugar Maple Achillea millifolium Yarrow, Common Milfoil Actaea pachypoda Doll’s-eyes Adiantum pedatum Maidenhair Fern Aesculus glabra Ohio Buckeye Agalinus aspera Rough False […]

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