The GPA has taken steps to prevent the Canada Geese from forming nests on the island. This year after planting day, the beds were enclosed with fencing in order to keep birds from entering the area. We hope this will alleviate many of our concerns about nesting and city wide population control.
Goldfish, crayfish, catfish, and many other species of fish have been observed in the pond. Paul Coombs wrote a paper on the various turtles in the pond. He noted Eastern Painted, Red Eared Sliders, and the Common Musk turtle.
Blue Heron, this bird dives for crayfish and other smaller fish.
They are a nice sight to see. However, do not feed the birds. Keep the wildlife free of human intervention as much as possible.
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