deer in woods
A White-tailed Deer deer sighting on the Owl Net Trail

There are 36 species of mammal commonly found in the Hopkins Memorial Forest, all listed bellow. Please report any sightings of additional species with documentation if possible and reach out if you are interested in research.


Order Common Name Scientific Name
Didelphimorphia  Virginia Opossum  Didelphis virginiana
Rodentia  Eastern Gray Squirrel  Sciurus carolinensis 
Rodentia  Red Squirrel Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
Rodentia  Northern Flying Squirrel  Glaucomys sabrinus
Rodentia  Southern Flying Squirrel  Glaucomys volans
Rodentia  Groundhog  Marmota monax
Rodentia  Eastern Chipmunk  Tamias striatus
Rodentia  American Beaver  Castor canadensis
Rodentia  Woodland Jumping Mouse  Napaeozapus insignis
Rodentia  Meadow Vole  Microtus pennsylvanicus
Rodentia  Woodland Vole  Microtus pinetorum
Rodentia  White Footed Mouse  Peromyscus leucopus
Rodentia  Deer Mouse  Peromyscus maniculatus
Rodentia  Brown Rat**  Rattus norvegicus
Rodentia  North American Porcupine  Erethizon dorsatum
Lagomorpha  Eastern Cottontail  Sylvilagus floridanus
Soricomorpha Short-tailed Shrew  Blarina brevicauda
Soricomorpha Masked Shrew  Sorex cinereus
Soricomorpha Star-nosed Mole  Condylura cristata
 Chiroptera  Big Brown Bat  Eptesicus fuscus
 Chiroptera Northern-long Eared Myotis  Myotis septentrionalis
 Carnivora Bobcat  Lynx rufus
 Carnivora Eastern Mountain Lion* Puma concolor
 Carnivora Eastern Coyote  Canis latrans
 Carnivora Red Fox  Vulpes vulpes
 Carnivora Black Bear  Ursus americanus
 Carnivora River Otter  Lontra canadensis
 Carnivora Wolverine*  Gulo gulo
 Carnivora Fisher  Martes pennanti
 Carnivora Erimine (short-tailed weasel)  Mustela erminea
 Carnivora Long-tailed Weasel  Mustela frenata
 Carnivora American Mink  Neovison vison
 Carnivora Striped Skunk  Mephitus mephitus
 Carnivora Raccoon  Procyon lotor
 Artiodactyla Moose  Alces americanus
 Artiodactyla White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus

*sporadic reports; possible releases
**introduced to North America