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Heritage Lake Wildlife

Updated: Jan 23, 2023

Heritage Lake is home to a diverse array of wildlife. Located in Putnam County Indiana which is situated in a transition zone between the eastern deciduous forest and the prairies of the Midwest, the ecological diversity of which supports a wide range of plant and animal life.

Some of the common mammal species found in area include white-tailed deer, raccoons, opossums, skunks, gray and red squirrels, and muskrats. Additionally, the county is home to a variety of carnivorous mammals such as coyotes, foxes, and bobcats.


Birds are also abundant at Heritage Lake, with a variety of species that call the area home. Some of the common bird species found in the county include the Eastern Bluebird, Cardinals, American Goldfinch, Baltimore Oriole, and Eastern Wood-pewee. Additionally, the county is home to a variety of waterfowl such as Canada Geese, coots, mallards, wood ducks, blue-winged teal, and American black ducks.


Heritage Lake is also home to a variety of fish species. Some of the common fish species found in the county's lakes and streams include bass, catfish, bluegill, and crappie.

In addition to the above, Putnam County is also home to a variety of other species such as beavers, muskrats, mink, and otters, which are found in the county's wetlands and streams.


Residents of Heritage Lake can appreciate the many nature preserves, beaches, and trails in the area around the lake to observe the natural landscape.


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