|Painted turtle at Walden Pond
A variety of wildlife thrive today, including coyote and deer
as well as porcupine, beaver, gray squirrel, red squirrel,
chipmunks, turkey, woodpeckers (downy and hairy), red-tailed
hawk, Canada goose, wood duck, mallard, black-capped chickadee,
American robin, eastern phoebe, blue jays and cardinals.
fish swim the depths of Walden Pond. They include: Rainbow
trout, brown trout, brook trout, small mouth and large mouth
bass, bluegill, pumpkinseed, rainbow smelt, koy, catfish and
yellow perch. The pond is stocked by Mass Wildlife in
the spring and in the fall of the year.
reptiles make their home in Wyman and Heywood’s Meadow.
These include: bullfrogs, gray treefrog, leopard frog, American
toad, Woodhouse’s toad, painted turtle, snapping turtle,
garter snake, northern water snake and eastern ribbon snake.