Nature Survey of Blake Lane Park

Blake Lake Lane Park

Oakton, VA

 

2019 Common Name Survey of Flora and Fauna by Naturalists and Neighbors

Reported by Sarah Turner

Native Trees

White Oak

Red Oak

Wild Cherry

Red Maple

Box Elder

Mockernut Hickory

Walnut

Dogwood

Sassafras

Holly

Tulip Tree

Pine 

Mulberry

Black Gum

Mammals

Red Fox

White-tailed Deer

Brown Bat

Hoary Bat

Gray Squirrel

Eastern Fox Squirrel

Groundhog

Chipmunk

…and the occasional although rare beaver sighted cutting through the park

Native Vines

Virginia Creeper

Greenbrier

Wild Grape

 

Native Shrubs

Blackberry

Birds

Northern Cardinal (Virginia State Bird)

Crow

Blue Jay

Sparrows

Mocking Bird

Mourning Dove

Robin

Blue Bird

Black Capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Wren

Starling

Coopers Hawk

Red Tailed Hawk

Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker

Hairy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Native Annuals/Perennials

Common Violet

Evening Primrose

Horseweed

Golden Ragwort

Milkweed

Mistflower

Black-eyed Susan

Insects

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (Virginia State Insect)

Cabbage White Butterfly

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly

Green June Beetle

Various Dragonfly species

Bees

Lightning Bugs/Fireflies

Crickets

Ladybugs

 

 


Blake Lane Park is designated by the Fairfax County Park Authority as an Invasive Management Area. List is not all inclusive. Non-native plants, tree, vines and shrubs exist but are not included in this list.

Red Tailed Hawk

Mourning Dove Blue

Red Shoulder Hawk

Neighborhood Squirrel

Cardinal