Flora and Fauna
Mature and successional forests, wet and dry meadows, riparian vegetation and vernal pools provide a variety habitats for many native plants and animals to flourish at JK Black Oak. As of summer 2021, at least 25 species of native trees and shrubs have been documented along with over 95 species of forbs, ferns, vines, grasses, sedges and rushes. To learn more about which species of flora and fauna have been found at the sanctuary, visit the JK Black Oak project at iNaturalist and hotspot checklist on eBird.
- A Habitat Haven: JK Black Oak Certified as Audubon at Home Wildlife Sanctuary
- Discovering Wildlife at JK Black Oak Wildlife Sanctuary
- ‘Say Cheese’: Animals at JK Black Oak Smile for Trail Cameras
- Bat Monitoring Finds Eight or More Species at JK Black Oak
- Bird Species of Greatest Conservation Need at JK Black Oak
- Elusive Eastern Spadefoots Discovered at JK Black Oak Wildlife Sanctuary
Trail Cam Highlights from March 2020
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy captured Wood Ducks, a Great Blue Heron, White-tailed Deer, Red-shouldered Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, Red Fox and a Raccoon on a trail camera set up at one of the vernal pools. Spring Peepers can also be heard.
To protect the environmentally sensitive habitat and rare species,
JK Black Oak Wildlife Sanctuary is not open for general public access.
- DISCOVER: Education
- EXPLORE: Citizen Science
- RESTORE: Habitat Conservation
- PROTECT: Conservation Advocacy
- PRESERVE: JK Black Oak Wildlife Sanctuary
Habitat Restoration News
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