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Algonquin Park & Area Nature Guide

Welcome to the Nature Guide for the Area, listing and description of the animals and plant life frequently seen in this area.

Ontario's Algonquin Park and Area has more than 30 species of mammals, may are nocturnal or mostly subterranean and therefore not encountered. Listed are most commonly seen mammals in the Algonquin Park & Area and some not so commonly seen.

Hints and Safety for Wildlife viewing in Algonquin Park and area


Commonly Seen


  • Porcupines
  • Raccoons
  • Brown Bat
  • Chipmunks
  • Red Squirrels
  • Flying Squirrel
  • Striped Skunk
  • Elk
  • Muskrat
  • Woodchuck
  • Meadow Vole

Not Commonly Seen

  • Fishers
  • Martins
  • Gray Wolf
  • Coyote
  • Deer Mouse


  • Lynx
  • Bobcat
  • Short-Tailed Weasel
  • Mink
  • Meadow Jumping Mouse


  • Blue Jays
  • Common Flicker
  • Eastern Blue Bird
  • Kestral
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Barn Owl
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Pine Grosbeak
  • Blue Heron
  • Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Birding in the Bancroft Ontario and District Area


  • Snapping Turtle
  • Wood Turtle
  • Western Painted Turtle
  • Bull frogs
  • Leopard Frog
  • Common Garter Snake

Reptiles in Bancroft Ontario and District Area


  • Monarch Butterfly Caterpiller
  • Banded Woollybear
  • Firefly
  • Dragon Fly
  • Monarch Butterfly
  • Painted Lady Butterfly



Plants, Flowers and Trees
  • Willow
  • Trillium
  • Oak
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Aspen
  • Paper Birch
  • Maple
  • Northern White Cedar




Places to Visit

Haliburton Forest is a short drive from the Couples Resort offering many varied plants, lakes & creatures to explore. Every season has unique opportunities to view wildlife throughout the year.
Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve features 60,000 acres of hardwood forest, 50 lakes and numerous ponds and streams and creeks. Wilderness adventure activities including the Wolf Centre, the Walk in the Clouds forest canopy tour, logging museum and self-guided interpretive walks, just to name a few.

For more information visit Haliburton Forest website

Algonquin park just steps away from The Couples Resort, Algonquin's 7,630 square kilometres of forests, lakes, and rivers have assumed an almost incalculable importance as a living link with a vanishing past. Visit Algonquin and hear for the first and only time in your lives the mournful howl of a wolf? See first-hand — in Algonquin and nowhere else — a reasonable facsimile of the wilderness that once covered all of Ontario?

For more information visit Algonquin Park Ontario