Birds
American Robin 
Barn Swallow 
Bewick's Wren 
Black & white Warbler 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 
Blue Jay 
Boat-tailed Grackle 
Brown Creeper 
Brown Thrasher 
Carolina Chickadee 
Carolina Wren 
Cedar Waxwing 
Clay-colored Sparrow 
Cooper's Hawk 
Dark-eyed Junco 
Downy Woodpecker 
Eastern Screech-Owl 
Great Horned Owl 
Harris's Sparrow 
House Finch 
House Wren 
Mallard 
Nothern Mockingbird 
Northern Cardinal 
Red-bellied Woodpecker  
Red-shouldered Hawk 
Red-tailed Hawk 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 
Swainson’s Hawk 
White-throated Sparrow 
White-winged Dove 
Wilson’s Warbler 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 

Butterflies
Black Swallowtail 

Fish
Bass
Catfish
Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio)
Longear Sunfish (Lepomis megalotis) 

Flowers
Annual Aster (Symphyotrichum divaricatum)  
Beaked Corn Salad (Valerianella radiata) 
Blackberry (Rubus sp.)  
Bladderpod (Lesquerella gracilis) 
Blanketflower (Gaillardia pulchella)   
Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium spp.)  
Broomweed (Gutierrezia texana)  
Bur Clover (Medicago polymorpha) 
Buttercup (Ranunculus sp.) 
Clasping-Leaf Coneflower (Dracopis amplexicaulis) 
Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) 
Crow Poison (Nothoscordum bivalve) 
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) 
Eryngo (Eryngium leavenworthii) 
Foxglove (Penstemon cobaea)  
Fringed Puccoon (Lithospermum incisum) 
Gaura (Gaura suffulta)  
Gayfeather (Liatris sp.) 
Golden Groundsel (senecio obovatus) 
Green Milkweed (Asclepias viridi)  
Greenthread (Thelesperma filifolium) 
Ground Plum (Astragalus crassicarpus)  
India Mustard blossoms (Brassica juncea)  
Krigia dandelion (Krigia sp.) 
Lemon Horsemint (Monarda citriodora)  
Mexican Hat (Ratibida columnaris) 
Plaintain (Plantago sp.) 
Prairie Celestial (Nemastylis geminiflora) 
Prairie Larkspur (Delphinium carolinianum)  
Prairie Verbena (Glandularia bipinnatifida) 
Sensitive Briar (Mimosa nuttallii) 
Snow on the Prairie (Euphorbia bicolor) 
Sow Thistle (Sonchus asper) 
Stemless Evening Primrose (Oenothera triloba) 
Stiff-Stem Flax (Linum rigidum var. berlandieri) 
Ten-Petal Anemone (Anemone berlandieri)  
Texas Bindweed (Convolvulus equitans) 
Texas Bluebonnett (Lupinus texensis) 
Texas Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus) 
Texas Thistle (Cirsium texanum) 
Texas Yellow Star (Lindheimera texana) 
Western Horse-Nettle (Solanum dimidiatum)  
Wild Garlic (Allium drummondii) 
Wine Cup (Callirhoe involucrata)  
Yellow Wood Sorrel (Oxalis dillenii) 

Grasses
Sedge (Carex spp.) 
Spike Rush (Eleocharis spp.) 

Insects
Crane Fly (Tipula sp.) 
Differential grasshopper (Melanoplus differentialis) 
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) 
Millipede (genus Eurymerodesmus) 
Seven-spotted Lady Beetle (Coccinella septempunctata) 
Vivid Dancer damselfly (Argia vivida) 

Lizards, Frogs, and Turtles
Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)
   
Immature     
  Adult 
Soft-shelled Turtle (Apalone spinifera)
Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentine)

Mammals
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)
Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)  

Non-flowering Plants
Cattail (Typha sp.) 
Curly dock (Rumex crispus)  
Greenbrier (Smilax rotundifolia) 

Trees, Shrubs, and Vines

American Elm (Ulmus americana) 
Bois D’arc (Maclura pomifera)  
Chittamwood (Sideroxylon langinosum)  
Creek Plum (Prunus rivularis)  
Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) 
Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa)  
Mexican Plum (Prunus mexicana)  
Mistletoe (Phoradendron flavescens) 
Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa)  
Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)  
Southern Iris (Iris virginica) 
Willow (Salix sp.)  

 

 

This nature catalog is the result of a Texas Master Naturalist project (masternaturalist.tamu.edu) by Karla Grimwood that began in November 2009. It is intended to assist in the identification of plant and animal life within Arcadia Park. The boundaries are between Basswood on the south, North Tarrant on the north, Slide Rock on the east, and Teal on the west. However, the catalog will probably be useful for the entire 3-mile long greenbelt that extends outside of these boundaries. It is hoped that this increased knowledge will lead to increased stewardship of Arcadia Park. Enjoy!

Satellite View of Arcadia Park  View map


Project Partners/Sponsors

City of Fort Worth
Parks & Community Services Department   

Public Improvement District (PID) #6   

Cross Timbers Chapter   
Texas Master Naturalist, Inc.   
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76135



Credits

Bird photos and information
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Dameselfly and Squirrel Photos
Jen Ramsey

Assistance with project
Caroline Sherman
Public Improvement District #6

Mark Woolsey
District Superintendent
Fort Worth Parks & Community Services

Suzanne Tuttle
Nature Center Manager
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge