Mammals

A total of 41 mammal species have been reported in Awenda Provincial Park including a surprising representation of larger species such as the Eastern Wolf, White-tailed Deer, Moose and Black Bear.

Baby Porcupine found along the park’s Robitaille Homestead Trail © Copyright 2011 Awenda Provincial Park, All Rights Reserved

Mammals are such a diverse group and can be found in a wide range of places in the park! Mammals such as the Pine Marten, Fisher and Red Squirrel can be found high up in the trees while the park’s mole species can be found deep beneath the earth. Semi-aquatic mammals such as the American Beaver and Northern River Otter can be found swimming leisurely at Kettle’s Lake and any of the seven bat species found in the park, can be seen flying through the night sky.

Red Fox - Bill Ivy

A Red Fox enjoying an Awenda sunset. Captured on film by Bill Ivy. © Copyright 2016 Awenda Provincial Park, All Rights Reserved

To learn more about Awenda’s mammals, join the Natural Heritage Education department and check out one of our many programs offered to both school groups, and Park visitors.

Racoon Kit- Bill Ivy

If you aren’t careful with your food while camping, you might get a visit from this mammal! Raccoon (Procyon lotor) kit captured on film by Bill Ivy. © Copyright 2016 Awenda Provincial Park, All Rights Reserved

For more information on Black Bears, visit Bear Wise.