Part Five: Wildlife in the Grassland

Part 5: Wildlife in the Grassland

Wildlife in the Serpentine Grasslands

Wild Turkeys, Cottontail Rabbits, Voles, and Field Mice make their homes in the grasslands.

The grasslands are also used as hunting grounds for American Kestrels and Northern Harries.

Butterflies Of Soldiers Delight

Soldiers Delight is one of the only places in Maryland where certain butterflies, beetles, and leafhoppers appear. One such unique insect is the Edward's Hairstreak Butterfly, normally never found south of Pennsylvania, can be found here and maintains a mutually beneficial relationship with the ant colonies.

New species of insects are being discovered at Soldiers Delight all the time so it is important that you stay on the trails and respect the areas around Soldiers Delight.

Dragonflies and Damselflies of Soldiers Delight

This display uses a collection of photographs to show off the many different species of butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies found around Soldiers Delight.

You can also spot many different species of Dragonflies and Damselflies buzzing around Soldiers Delight!

It can be difficult to tell these two apart but one of the easiest features that distinguishes them is their size. Dragonflies are thicker and can grow up to 4 inches in length. Damselflies are very thin and grow to about 2 inches in length.

Another distinguishing feature is dragonflies keep their wings out when resting, whereas damselflies fold their wings above their bodies when resting.

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