Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge
Northeast Region
 

Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge - List of Representative Species of Wildlife and Plants

For additional lists of refuge species, click on Appendix A: Trust Resources and Other Species and Habitats of Management Concern from the plans (CCPs) for our refuges.

Vegetation

  • Widgeon-grass (Ruppia cirrhosa )
  • Sago pondweed (Potamogeton pectinatus)
  • Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
  • Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
  • Horseweed (Conyza canadensis)
  • Common Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)
  • Shadbush (Amelanchier canadensis)
  • Northern arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum)
  • Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica)
  • Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
  • Eastern Black oak (Quercus velutina)
  • Wild grape (Vitis riparia)
  • Common Greenbriar (Smilax rotundifolia)
  • Wild black cherry (Prunus serotina)
Invasive Species:
  • Common Reed (Phragmites australis)
  • Asian bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)
  • Autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
  • Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)
For more information on invasive species and control efforts on our refuges, please click on Invasive Species: Partnering with Landowners to Control the Spread of Invasive Plants on the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Birds

The following are examples of the many birds you will find here:
  • Piping plover (Charadrius melodus)
  • Least tern (Sterna antillarum)
  • Roseate tern (Sterna dougalli)
  • Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)
  • Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)
  • Veery (Catharus fuscescens)
  • Northern Waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis)
  • Canada Warbler (Wilsonia canadensis)
  • osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Invasive Species: For additional information about the birds on our refuges, please go to our Birding Resources and Plover Program pages in the Quick Links drop-down menu above.

Mammals

A partial list of mammals found here include:
  • Masked Shrew (Sorex cinereus)
  • Northern Short-tailed Shrew (Blarina brevicauda)
  • Southern Red-backed Vole (Myodes gapperi)
  • Eastern meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus)
  • Meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius)
  • star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata)
  • American Water Shrew (Sorex palustris)
  • white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
  • red fox (Vulpes fulva)
  • raccoon (Procyon lotor)
  • Mink (Mustella vison)
  • coyote (Canus latrans)
  • eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)
  • Woodchuck (Marmota monax)
  • striped skunk (Mephites mephites)

Invertebrates

Some of the butterflies found here include:
  • Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
  • Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
  • Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)
  • Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
  • American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
  • Eastern Tailed-blue (Cupido comyntas)
  • Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops)
  • Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
  • Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
  • American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
  • Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
  • Appalachian Brown (Satyrodes appalachia)
  • Little Wood-Satyr (Megisto cymela)
  • Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)
  • Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
  • Silver-Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
  • Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
  • Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)
  • Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
  • Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)
  • Little Wood Satyr (Megisto cymela)
Some native bees include:
  • Agapostemon virescens
  • Anthidium manicatum
  • Apis mellifera
  • Augochlorella aurata
  • Augochloropsis metallica
  • Bombus impatiens
  • Ceratina calcarata
  • Ceratina dupla
  • Coelioxys sayi
  • Colletes americanus
  • Halictus confusus
  • Halictus ligatus
  • Hylaeus affinis/modestus
  • Lasioglossum anomalum
  • Lasioglossum cressonii
  • Lasioglossum ellisiae
  • Lasioglossum nymphaearum
  • Lasioglossum pectorale
  • Lasioglossum pilosum
  • Lasioglossum rohweri
  • Lasioglossum sp.
  • Megachile brevis
  • Megachile latimanus
  • Megachile montivaga
  • Sphecodes davisii
  • Sphecodes dichrous

Amphibians

The species of amphibians include:
  • American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)
  • Spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)
  • American Green Frog (Rana clamitans)
  • Four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum)
  • Spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)
  • Red-spotted newt (Notophthalumus v. viridescens)

Reptiles

The reptiles found here include:
  • Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
  • Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)
  • Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)
  • Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina)
  • Eastern garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis)
  • Ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus)
  • Northern water snake (Natrix sipedon)
  • Black racer (Coluber constrictor)
  • Eastern milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum)
  • Northern brown snake (Storeria dekayi)

Fish

Some of the fish found here include:
  • Atlantic silverside (Menidia menidia)
  • Mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus heteroclitus)
  • Sheepshead minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus variegatus)
  • Banded killifish (Fundulus diaphanus)
  • Striped killifish (Fundulus majalis)
  • Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)
  • Northern pipefish (Syngnathus fuscus)

Last updated: January 10, 2012