Sherwood Island State Park’s diverse ecosystem supports hundreds of species of amphibians, mammals, birds, fish, mollusks, and insects. Some are year-round residents. Some are found at the park seasonally. Some are extremely rare or like to hide while others have overpopulated and almost can’t be avoided.

You can enjoy sharing the park with wildlife year round, but be sure to drop by the Nature Center if you visit during the summer. Our staff of interns can introduce you to some live animals and answer questions about the species that share the island with us. Be sure to check our Events for upcoming nature walks and featured speakers.