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WILDLIFE OF LONG LAKE: PHOTOS BY MEMBERS

Welcome to our ever-expanding album of wildlife and wildlife tracks photographed at Long Lake (47°33'40.20" N, 94°41'11.40" W; about 8 miles east of Lake Bemidji State Park, MN). Our Long Lake birds and wildflowers are displayed on their own separate pages.

Help complete our album by submitting your Long Lake photos!

The wildlife album is arranged according to the standard scientific

classification method: from general similar characteristics on down to

characteristics specific to a single species.

Here is the progress of our WILDLIFE photography to date:

Wildlife of Long Lake by Order, Family, Species

ACTINOPTERYGII (RAY-FINNED FISH)

Perch-like fish

(Order: PERCIFORMES)

Sunfish

(Family: CENTRARCHIDAE)

Bluegill Fish on Long Lake

© 2011 Denny Carlson

Bluegill
Lepomis macrochirus
ITIS #: 168141
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Bream, Brim, Copper Nose
ORDER: PERCIFORMES
FAMILY: CENTRARCHIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Denny Carlson
Location:
Date:
Sept. 2011
Comments:
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.

Pikes and Pickerels

(Order: ESOCIFORMES)

Pikes

(Family: ESOCIDAE)

Bluegill Fish on Long Lake

© 2011 Denny Carlson

Northern Pike
Esox lucius
ITIS #: 162139
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Pike, Jackfish, Northern
ORDER: ESOCIFORMES
FAMILY: ESOCIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Denny Carlson
Location:
Date:
Sept. 2011
Comments:
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.

AMPHIBIA

Frogs

(Order: ANURA)

Tree Frogs

(Family: Hylidae)

Gray Tree Frog on Long Lake

© 2012 Erika Bailey-Johnson

Gray Tree Frog
Hyla versicolor
ITIS #: 173503
OTHER COMMON NAME(S):
ORDER: ANURA
FAMILY: Hylidae
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Erika Bailey-Johnson
Location:
Date:
2012
Comments:
Taken in our yard.
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.
Spring Peeper Tree Frog on Long Lake

© 2012 Erika Bailey-Johnson

Spring Peeper
Pseudacris crucifer
ITIS #: 207303
OTHER COMMON NAME(S):
ORDER: ANURA
FAMILY: Hylidae
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Erika Bailey-Johnson
Location:
Date:
2012
Comments:
Taken in our yard.
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.
Western Chorus Frog on Long Lake

© 2012 Erika Bailey-Johnson

Western Chorus Frog
Pseudacris triseriata
ITIS #: 173525
OTHER COMMON NAME(S):
ORDER: ANURA
FAMILY: Hylidae
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Erika Bailey-Johnson
Location:
Date:
2012
Comments:
Taken in our yard.
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.

True Frogs

(Family: Ranidae)

Western Chorus Frog on Long Lake

© 2012 Erika Bailey-Johnson

Wood Frog
Lithobates sylvaticus
ITIS #: 775117
OTHER COMMON NAME(S):
ORDER: ANURA
FAMILY: Ranidae
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Erika Bailey-Johnson
Location:
Date:
2012
Comments:
Taken in our yard.
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.

Salamanders and Newts

(Order: CAUDATA)

Mole Salamanders

(Family: Ambystomatidae)

Blue-spotted Salamander on Long Lake

© 2012 Erika Bailey-Johnson

Blue-spotted Salamander
Ambystoma laterale
ITIS #: 173599
OTHER COMMON NAME(S):
ORDER: CAUDATA
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Erika Bailey-Johnson
Location:
Date:
2012
Comments:
Taken in our yard.
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.

INSECTA

Dragonflies and Damselflies

(Order: ODONATA)

Damselflies

(Family: Lestidae)

Common Spreadwing Damselfly on Long Lake

© 2011 Carol Hoyem

Common Spreadwing Damselfy, teneral (newly emerged) ♀ *
Lestes disjunctus
ITIS #: 102063
OTHER COMMON NAME(S):
ORDER: ODONATA
FAMILY: LESTIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Carol Hoyem
Location:
Area B, in the Back Bay
Date:
June 16, 2011
Comments:
I thought at first they were eating one of their own. I showed it to an "expert" who said the damselflies had just shed their exoskeletons (what is lying on the partially submerged tree branch) and were standing around, drying off, before taking flight for the first time.
* We would appreciate receiving confirmation that the species and/or gender has been identified correctly.

Dragonflies (Skimmers or Perchers)

(Family: Libellulidae)

Calico Pennant Dragonfly on Long Lake

© 2012 Gene Johnson

Calico Pennant Dragonfly *
Celithemis elisa
ITIS #: 101843
OTHER COMMON NAME(S):
ORDER: ODONATA
FAMILY: LIBELLULIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Gene Johnson
Location:
Date:
June 16, 2012
Comments:
Picture taken in our yard.
* We would appreciate receiving confirmation that the species and/or gender has been identified correctly.
Calico Pennant Dragonfly on Long Lake

© 2011 Curtiss Hunt

Chalk-fronted Corporal Dragonfly, ♂
Libellula julia
ITIS #: 101913
OTHER COMMON NAME(S):
ORDER: ODONATA
FAMILY: LIBELLULIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Curtiss Hunt
Location:
Date:
June 10, 2011
Comments:
Picture taken on our front deck.
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.

Earwigs

(Order: DERMAPTERA)

Earwigs

(Family: FORFICULIDAE)

European Earwig on Long Lake

© 2007 Denny Carlson

European Earwig
Forficula auricularia
ITIS #: 186036
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Common Earwig
ORDER: DERMAPTERA
FAMILY: FORFICULIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Denny Carlson
Location:
Date:
2007
Comments:
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.

Moths and Butterflies

(Order: LEPIDOPTERA)

Four-footed Butterflies

(Family: NYMPHALIDAE)

Monarch Butterfly, caterpillar, on Long Lake

© 2007 Denny Carlson

Monarch Butterfly, caterpillar
Danaus plexippus
ITIS #: 117273
ORDER: LEPIDOPTERA
FAMILY: NYMPHALIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Denny Carlson
Location:
Date:
2007
Comments:
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.
Monarch Butterfly on Long Lake

© 2012 Erika Bailey-Johnson

Monarch Butterfly
Danaus plexippus
ITIS #: 117273
ORDER: LEPIDOPTERA
FAMILY: NYMPHALIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Erika Bailey-Johnson
Location:
Date:
2012
Comments:
What a lucky place to live!
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.
Northern Pearly Eye Butterfly on Long Lake

© 2007 Denny Carlson

Northern Pearly Eye
Lethe anthedon anthedon
ITIS #: 779469
ORDER: LEPIDOPTERA
FAMILY: NYMPHALIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Denny Carlson
Location:
Date:
2012
Comments:
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.

Swallowtails

(Family: PAPILIONIDAE)

Monarch Butterfly on Long Lake

© 2012 Erika Bailey-Johnson

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, ♂
Papilio glaucus
ITIS #: 188547
ORDER: LEPIDOPTERA
FAMILY: NYMPHALIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Erika Bailey-Johnson
Location:
Date:
2012
Comments:
What a lucky place to live!
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.

Stick and Leaf Insects

(Order: PHASMATODEA)

Stick Insects

(Family: DIAPHEROMERIDAE)

Walkingstick on Long Lake

© 2012 Denny Carlson

Walkingstick
Diapheromera femorata
ITIS #: 102388
ORDER: PHASMATODEA
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Denny Carlson
Location:
Date:
2012
Comments:
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.

MAMMALIA

Even-toed Hoofed Animals

(Order: ARTIODACTYLA)

Deer

(Family: CERVIDAE)

White-tailed Deer, males, on Long Lake

© 2013 Karin Snortland

Odocoileus virginianus
ITIS #: 180699
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Virginia Deer, Whitetail
ORDER: ARTIODACTYLA
FAMILY: CERVIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Karin Snortland
Location:
Date:
July 11, 2013
Comments:
We spotted these deer in the bay across from the island.
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.
White-tailed Deer, males, on Long Lake

© 2010 Denny Carlson

Odocoileus virginianus
ITIS #: 180699
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Virginia Deer, Whitetail
ORDER: ARTIODACTYLA
FAMILY: CERVIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Denny Carlson
Location:
Date:
2010
Comments:
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.
White-tailed Deer, juvenile, on Long Lake

© 2010 Denny Carlson

Odocoileus virginianus
ITIS #: 180699
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Virginia Deer, Whitetail
ORDER: ARTIODACTYLA
FAMILY: CERVIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Denny Carlson
Location:
Date:
2010
Comments:
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.
White-tailed Deer, female, on Long Lake

© 2008 Denny Carlson

Odocoileus virginianus
ITIS #: 180699
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Virginia Deer, Whitetail
ORDER: ARTIODACTYLA
FAMILY: CERVIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Denny Carlson
Location:
Date:
2008
Comments:
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.
White-tailed Deer, female and juvenile, on Long Lake

© 2008 Carol Hoyem

White-tailed Deer, ♀ and juvenile
Odocoileus virginianus
ITIS #: 180699
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Virginia Deer, Whitetail
ORDER: ATIODACTYLA
FAMILY: CERVIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Carol Hoyem
Location:
Area B
Date:
2008
Comments:
Taken on the fly as the deer were crossing onto the island.
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.

Carnivores

(Order: CARNIVORA)

Bears

(Family: URSIDAE)

Bear, adult, on Long Lake

© 2011 Carol Hoyem

American Black Bear, adult
Ursus americanus
ITIS #: 180544
OTHER COMMON NAME(S):
ORDER: CARNIVORA
FAMILY: URSIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Carol Hoyem
Location:
Date:
April 29, 2011
Comments:
Taken right outside the house. He posed for me for about 5 minutes before wandering off.
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.

Raccoon

(Family: PROCYONIDAE)

Raccoon, adults, on Long Lake

© 2011 Gene Johnson

Raccoon
Procyon lotor
ITIS #: 180575
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Common Raccoon
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Gene Johnson
Location:
Date:
October 1, 2011; 6:40pm
Comments:
Tasty supper at the Johnsonís.
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.

Rodents

(Order: RODENTIA)

Mice and Rats

(Family: MURIDAE)

Muskrat, on Long Lake

© 2011 Diane Winter

Muskrat
Ondatra zibethicus
ITIS #: 180318
OTHER COMMON NAME(S):
ORDER: RODENTIA
FAMILY: MURIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Diane Winter
Location:
Area A
Date:
Sept. 28, 2011
Comments:
The muskrat had adopted the loon raft as his home, but we removed his nest so that a loon could use it. He was busy eating vegetation alongside the loon raft.
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.

New World Porcupines

(Family: ERETHIZONTIDAE)

North American porcupine on Long Lake

© 2010 Denny Carlson

North American Porcupine
Erethizon dorsatus
ITIS #: 825295
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Canadian Porcupine, Common Porcupine
ORDER: RODENTIA
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Denny Carlson
Location:
Area C
Date:
2010
Comments:
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.

Squirrels, Marmots, Chipmunks

(Family: SCIURIDAE)

North American porcupine on Long Lake

© 2008 Denny Carlson

Woodchuck
Marmota monax
ITIS #: 180137
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Groundhog, Whistle-Pig, Land-Beaver
ORDER: RODENTIA
FAMILY: SCIURIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Denny Carlson
Location:
Area C
Date:
2008
Comments:
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.

REPTILIA

Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapins

(Order: TESTUDINES)

Pond or Marsh Turtles

(Family: EMYDIDAE)

Painted Turtle on Long Lake

© 2012 Denny Carlson

Painted Turtle
EmyChrysemys picta
ITIS #: 173783
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Mud Turtle
ORDER: TESTUDINES
FAMILY: EMYDIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Denny Carlson
Location:
Date:
2012
Comments:
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.

Snapping Turtles

(Family: CHELYDRIDAE)

Common Snapping Turtle, juvenile, on Long Lake

© 2006 Denny Carlson

Snapping Turtle, juvenile
Chelydra serpentina
ITIS #: 173752
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Common Snapping Turtle
ORDER: TESTUDINES
FAMILY: CHELYDRIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Denny Carlson
Location:
Date:
Fall 2006
Comments:
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.
Common Snapping Turtle on Long Lake

© 2006 Denny Carlson

Snapping Turtle
Chelydra serpentina
ITIS #: 173752
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Common Snapping Turtle
ORDER: TESTUDINES
FAMILY: CHELYDRIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Denny Carlson
Location:
Date:
2006
Comments:
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.
Common Snapping Turtle on Long Lake

© 2006 Denny Carlson

Snapping Turtle
Chelydra serpentina
ITIS #: 173752
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Common Snapping Turtle
ORDER: TESTUDINES
FAMILY: CHELYDRIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Denny Carlson
Location:
Date:
2006
Comments:
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.
Click on "YouTube" button at bottom right of picture to see video in full screen view.

©2011 Curtiss Hunt

Snapping Turtle, ♀
Chelydra serpentina
ITIS #: 173752
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Common Snapping Turtle
ORDER: TESTUDINES
FAMILY: CHELYDRIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Curtiss Hunt
Location:
Date:
June 6, 2011; 13:29
Comments:
This video was taken right on our driveway in front of the garage. I'm identifying it as a female based on the fact that "she" was digging intently with her hindlegs.
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.
Appearance:
Blackbird outline
Blackbird
Snapping Turtle, female, on Long Lake

© 2012 Jodi Bryant

Snapping Turtle, ♀
Chelydra serpentina
ITIS #: 173752
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Common Snapping Turtle
ORDER: TESTUDINES
FAMILY: CHELYDRIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Jodi Bryant
Location:
Date:
Comments:
I have a turtle nursery in my driveway.
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.
Snapping Turtle, female, on Long Lake

© 2011 Curtiss Hunt

Snapping Turtle, ♀
Chelydra serpentina
ITIS #: 173752
OTHER COMMON NAME(S): Common Snapping Turtle
ORDER: TESTUDINES
FAMILY: CHELYDRIDAE
Conservation Status (IUCN)
ICUN Scale
Photographer:
Curtiss Hunt
Location:
Date:
June 16, 2011
Comments:
Taken right on our driveway next to the garage. I'm identifying it as a female based on the fact that "she" was digging intently with her hindlegs.
Species identification represents the best estimate of the observer and is not scientifically verified.