Wildlife of Bel Air

Welcome to the wildlife section of our website. This page provides Town residents a behind the scenes look of urban wildlife and how they utilize our natural areas for shelter, food, and a place to raise offspring. Focusing primarily on the two sections of the Plumtree Run, the Public Works Department has begun compiling a group of photos documenting the variety of wildlife that thrive in the same space we live. 

Plumtree Run Stream Restoration (S. Atwood Road)

   Red fox (Vuples vulpes)  lounging in the sun

   Red fox thinking of moving to a new area 


   Red fox on the move 


   Raccoon (Procyon lotor) scavenging at 2:55 am. 

GBH S. atwood

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) utilizing the micropools full of fish to hunt for food


Can you spot the Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis ) in this picture?

Plumtree Run Phase 3 Section 4


Nesting pair of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis

Red fox appears again 9 days after the first sighting

A Red Fox  checking out its new neighborhood.

Goose pic- P3Sec4
Another nesting pair showing up 1 day after project completion
p3sec4 ground hog
Groundhog (Marmota Monax) scavenging the shore looking to feast on vegetation