Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Mammals

A mammal inventory in 2002 documented the following seven species through photography or capture and release stations throughout the park:

Blarina brevicauda, Northern short-tailed shrew; Glaucomys volans, Southern flying squirrel; Peromyscus leucopus, White-footed mouse; Sciurus carolinensis, Eastern gray squirrel; Vulpes vulpes, Red fox; Procyon lotor, Raccoon and Odocoileus virginianus, White-Tailed Deer.

Numerous mammals have also been observed in the park at different times, including beaver, muskrat, opossum, and chipmunk.

Bats are Mammals Too!!!

In the Spring of 2003, two bat boxes were built and placed at Wolf Trap by a local Eagle Scout. One was placed between the East Parking Lot and Wolf Trap Run and the other box was placed near the creek by the Maintenance Yard.

National Capital Region Inventory and Monitoring personnel have inventoried the following mammals in Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts:

Common Name Scientific Name

Virginia Opposum

Didelphis virginiana

Southeastern Shrew

Sorex longirostris

Pygmy Shrew

Sorex hoyi

Northern Short-tailed Shrew

Blarina brevicauda

Least Shrew

Cryptotis parva

Eastern Mole

Scalopus aquaticus

Star-nosed Mole

Condylura cristata

Little Brown Bat

Myotis lucifugus

Northern Long-eared Myotis

Myotis septentrionalis

Silver-haired Bat

Lasionycteris noctivagans

Eastern Pipistrelle

Pipestrellus subflavus

Big Brown Bat

Eptesicus fuscus

Red Bat

Lasiurus borealis

Hoary Bat

Lasiurus cinereus

Evening Bat

Nycticeius humeralis

Eastern Cottontail

Sylvilagus floridanus

Eastern Chipmunk

Tamias striatus


Marmota monax

Eastern Gray Squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis

Red Squirrel

Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

Southern Flying Squirrel

Glaucomys volans

American Beaver

Castor canadensis

Eastern Harvest Mouse

Reithrodontomys humulis

White-footed Mouse

Peromyscus leucopus

Meadow Vole

Microtus pennsylvanicus

Woodland Vole

Microtus pinetorum


Ondatra zibethicus

Southern Bog Lemming

Synaptomys cooperi

Norway Rat

Rattus norvegicus

House Mouse

Mus musculus

Meadow Jumping Mouse

Zapus hudsonius

Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes

Gray Fox

Urocyon cinereoargenteus

Northern Raccoon

Procyon lotor

Long-tailed Weasel

Mustela frenata


Mustela vison

Striped Skunk

Mephites mephites

Northern River Otter

Lontra canadensis

White-tailed Deer

Odocoileus virginianus

Feral Mammals:

Domestic Dog

Canis familiaris

Domestic Cat

Felis sylvestris

Total Species


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