Sightings in the Park

Wildlife at Dunwoody Nature Center

Dunwoody Park is a natural habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. Join us in identifying the wild creatures around us. Let us know if you see an animal not on the list below — we will add it to our “official” roster of animals after a few sightings. Keep looking, you never know what you might see!

The Barred Owl in the photo at left was photographed at Dunwoody Park. Their nocturnal call of “who cooks for youuuuuu, who cooks for you aaaaaaaall” rings out over the park in the evening.

snappingturtlePSDonna Burt and Andy Burt snapped this picture of an Alligator Snapping Turtle who occasionally visits in the wetlands around our treehouse. (If you see him, please don’t lob things to get his attention. He actually doesn’t like plastic bottles and baseballs!)


When our Master Gardener volunteers cleared the kitchen garden, they discovered two baby bunnies hiding with in the early Spring greenery. We had to take some pictures, but left them alone – Mama Bunny was likely very close by and ready to shepherd her babies to another location!


This Red-Tailed Hawk was so focused on his prey that he ignored our program manager as she
walked within ten feet to get this shot. That’s one cool predator!
Junior photographer Ryan Hicks spied a Cooper’s Hawk soaring above and captured this regal pose when it alit in a nearby tree.


If you take a photo of some of our wildlife, share it with us @dunwoodynaturecenter.