Calkins Nature Area is the home to over 25 species of native wildlife in our live animal exhibit. These species cover reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals of both non-game and game species. The wild animal exhibit not only gives visitors an opportunity to learn about individual species, but it is also a useful tool in learning about bigger biological concepts such as
- body form vs. function
- reproductive strategies
- sexual dimorphism
- warm-blooded vs. cold-blooded
| A juvenile red-tailed hawk is
strictly enforcing the park rules.
| A pair of visitors study Toby the
Gray Fox as he studies them.
|The resident white-tailed deer, Bill, is enjoying an ear
of corn while his shedding his velvet in the fall.
| Roxie the red fox is trying to say
something but can't find the words.