Other Wildlife

Mammals, Insects, Fish & Other Wildlife on the Refuge
Mule deer in Winter
Bear River MBR boasts many other types and species of wildlife other than birds. The grassland and wetland habitats support a wide array of insects like dragonflies, damselflies, butterflies, mantids, grasshoppers and important brine flies and midge. Several species of mammal call the Refuge home as well, such as mule deer, yellow-bellied marmot, long-tailed weasel, red fox, coyote, beaver and muskrat. The Bear River and Refuge wetlands also host several species of fish, from mosquito fish to channel catfish, as well as amphibian species like Western chorus frogs and leopard frogs. Reptiles can also be found within Refuge grasslands, especially snakes such as Garter snakes, Gopher snakes and Rubber boas.

Facts About Other Wildlife

Mule deer are the largest mammal found on the Refuge.  These ungulate enjoy the abundant cover, food and water the Refuge grasslands and wetlands provide.