The areas mapped above represent favorite viewing, observation, and discovery spots where your chances of encountering varied species will increase. The following list was compiled by the Park Naturalist for the Ohio State Parks 2009-2014 cultural resource survey.

Flowering Plant Inventory

Native and non-native species found at Malabar Farm State Park

Arum family

Jack-in-the-pulpit (arisaema triphyllum) native

Skunk Cabbage (symplocarpus foetidus) native

Barberry family

Blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides) native

Mayapple or Mandrake (podophyllum peltatum) native

Bedstraw family

Bedstraw (galium)

Birthwort family

Wild ginger (asarum canadense) native

Buttercup family

Rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides) native

Wood anemone (anemone quinquefolia) native

Swamp Buttercup (ranunculus septentrionalis) native

Kidney-Leaf Buttercup (ranunculus abortivus) native

Sharp-lobed hepatica (hepatica acutiloba) native

Round-lobed hepatica (hepatica americana) native

Marsh Marigold or Cow Slip (caltha palustris) native

Black Cohosh or Bugbane (cimicifuga racemosa) native

Cattail family

Common cattail (typha latifolia) native

Daisy or composite family

Coltsfoot (tussilango faram) non-native

Golden ragwort (senecio aureus) native

Plantin-leaved pussytoes (antennaria plantaginifolia) native

Forget-me-not family

Virginia bluebells or virginia cowslip (mertensia virginica)

Geranium family

Wild geranium (geranium maculatum) native

Ginseng family

Dwarf ginseng (panax trifolium) native

Iris family

Yellow flag (iris pseudacorus) non-native

Poppy family (bleeding heart belongs to this family.)

Dutchman's Breeches (dicentra cucullaria) native

Squirrel corn (dicentra canadensis} native

Bloodroot (sanguinaria canadensis) native

Purslane family

Spring beauty (claytoniavirginica) native

Lily family

Bellwort (uvularia p^rj^ma) native

Trillium, large white, or wake robin (trillium grandiflorum) native

State wild flower of ohio drooping trillum (trillium flexipes) native

Trout lily or dogtooth violet (erythronium americanum) native

Wild leek or ramp (allium tricoccum) native

Yellow mandarin (disporum lanuginosum) native

Solomon's seal (polygonatum biflorum) native

Plume (smiladna rancemosa) native

Mint family

Henbit or purple dead-nettle (lamium amplexicaule) non-native

Mustard family

Spring cress or bitter cress (cardamine bulbosa) native

Purple cress (cardamine) native

Cutleaf toothwort (dentaria laciniata) native

Toothwort or two leaf toothwort (dentaria diphylla) native

Garlic mustard (alliaria offidnalis) non-native

Winter cress (barbarea vulgaris) non-native

Parsley family

Harbinger-of-spring (erigenia bulbosa) native

Phlox family

Wild blue phlox or wild sweet william (phlox divaricata) native

Pink family

Common chickweed (stellaria media) non-native

Mouse-ear Chickweed (cerastium vulgatum) non-native

Rose family

Common cinquefoil (potentilla simplex) native

Indian strawberry (duchesnea indict) non-native

Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora) non-native

Saxifrage family

Miterwort or bishop's cap (mitella diphylla) native

Snapdragon family

Corn speedwell (veronica arvensis) non-native

Field speedwell (veronica agrestis) non-native

Violet family

Downy yellow violet (viola pubescens) native

Common blue violet (viola sororia) native

Striped White Violet (viola striata) native

Long-spurred violet (viola rostrata) native

Willow family

Pussy willow (salix discolor)

Tree Inventory

Trees found throughout Malabar's woodland.

Ash, green – fraxinus pennsylvanica var. Subintegerrima

Ash, pumpkin – fraxinus tomentosa

Buckthorn, european alder – rhamnus frangula

Caltapa – caltapa speciosa

Cottonwood – populus deltoides

Dogwood, alternate-leaved – cornus alterifolia

Dogwood, gray – cornus racemosa

Elm, slippery or red– ulmus rubra

Hickory, shagbark – carya ovata

Maple, ash-leaved (box-elder) – acer negundo

Maple, norway – acer platanoides

Maple, silver – acer saccharinum

Maple, sugar – acer rubrum

Oak, pin – quercus palustris

Oak, swamp-white – quercus bicolor

Red-cedar, eastern – juniperus virginiana

Sumac, staghorn – rhus typhina

Sweetgum – liquidamber styraciflua

Sycamore – plantanus occidentalis

Willow, black – salix nigra

Bird Inventory

A listing of observed birds at and around the Mohican Region.

Permanent resident birds:

Canada goose

Great blue heron

Ring-necked pheasant

Sharp-shinned hawk

Cooper's hawk

Red-tailed hawk

Bald eagle

American kestrel

Great-horned owl

Eastern screech owl

Mourning dove

American robin

Downy woodpecker

Hairy woodpecker

Horned lark

American crow

Blue jay

Tufted titmouse

White-breasted nuthatch

Carolina wren

Brown-headed cowbird

European starling

Northern cardinal

House finch american

Goldfinch song sparrow

House sparrow

Summer resident birds:

Pied-billed grebe

brown thrasher

great-crested flycatcher

gray catbird

eastern kingbird

Trumpeter swan

Wood thrush

eastern phoebe


cedar waxwing

eastern wood pewee

Wood duck

red-eyed vireo

willow flycatcher

Hooded merganser

warbling vireo

purple martin

Common tern

american redstart

cliff swallow

Forester's tern

yellow warbler

barn swallow

Great egret

common yellowthroat

tree swallow

Black-crowned night heron


bank swallow

Green heron

common grackle

rough-winged swallow


eastern meadowlark

chimney swift

American woodcock

orchard oriole

black-capped chickadee

Turkey vulture

baltimore oriole

house wren

Yellow-billed cuckoo

indigo bunting

Ruby-throated hummingbird

chipping sparrow

Belted kingfisher

field sparrow

Common flicker

swamp sparrow

Red-winged blackbird

savannah sparrow

Extirpated species:

bobwhite quail

barn owl

western meadowlark


Winter residents:

northern harrier

rough-legged hawk

Short-eared owl

long-eared owl

slate-colored junco

Snow bunting

american tree sparrow

Common loon

american pipit

Red-breasted nuthatch

snow goose

brown creeper

Black duck


Common pintail

blue-gray gnatcatcher

american widgeon

Eastern bluebird


gray-cheeked thrush

Northern shoveler

hermit thrush

blue-winged teal

Swainson's thrush

green-winged teal


Canvasback philadelphia

Yellow-throated vireo

ring-necked duck

white-eyed vireo

Lesser scaup

solitary vireo

greater scaup

Northern parula warbler

common goldeneye

prothonotary warbler


black-throated green warbler

ruddy duck

Black and white warbler

common merganser

blackpoll warbler

Red-breasted merganser

black-throated blue warbler

bonaparte's gull

Magnolia warbler

american coot

myrtle warbler

Caspian tern

canada warbler

sandhill crane

Cape may warbler

black-bellied plover

chestnut-sided warbler

Lesser golden plover

bay-breasted warbler

ruddy turnstone

Blackburnian warbler

semipalmated plover

palm warbler

Short-billed dowitcher

long-billed dowitcher

tennessee warbler

Solitary sandpiper

wilson's warbler

lesser and greater yellowlegs

Nashville warbler

buff-breasted sandpiper

mourning warbler


Northern waterthrush

spotted sandpiper

rusty blackbird

Least sandpiper

scarlet tanager

semipalmated sandpiper

Rose-breasted grosbeak

baird's sandpiper

eastern towhee

White-rumped sandpiper

white-throated sparrow

western sandpiper

White-crowned sparrow

broad-winged hawk

fox sparrow

Red-shouldered hawk

lincoln's sparrow


Least flycatcher

saw-whet owl

yellow-bellied flycatcher

Red-bellied woodpecker

yellow-bellied sapsucker

Reptile Inventory

Reptiles found throughout the region.

Common snapping turtle chelydra serpentina

Blanding's turtle (rare) emydoidea blandingii

Midland painted turtle chrysemys picta marginata

Red-eared slider trachemys scripta elegans

Northern water snake nerodia sipedon

Queen snake (rare) regina septemvittata

Kirtland's snake (rare) clonophis kirtlandii

Eastern garter snake thamnophis sirtalis

Butler's garter snake thamnophis butleri

Northern brown snake storeria dekayi

Eastern fox snake elaphe gloydi

Mammal Inventory

An abundance of mammal species can be found at Malabar Farm.

Chipmunk tamias striatus

norway rat rattus norvegicus

house mouse mus musculus

white-footed mouse peromyscus leucopus

deer mouse peromyscus maniculatus

southern bog lemming synaptomys cooperi

meadow vole microtus pennsylvanicus

shorttail shrew blarina brevicauda

eastern mole scalopus aquaticus

little brown bat myotis lucifugus

big brown bat eptesicus fuscus

Fish Inventory

Discover a variety of fish species in Switzer's Run and the many farm ponds.

Largemouth bass micropterus salmoides

smallmouth bass micropterus dolomieui

black crappie pomoxis nigromaculatus

Yellow perch perca flavescens

Channel catfish ictalurus punctatus

emerald shine nortropis atherinoides

Freshwater drum aplodinotus grunniens

Common carp cyprinus carpio

white bass morone chrysops

White crappie pomoxis annularis

Common white sucker catostomus commersoni

Sunfish (bluegill) lepomis spp.

Rock bass ambloplites rupestris