Great Blue Heron

Fauna is a word for the animals found in a specific environment. The Animal Kingdom (Animalia) consists of organisms that have the capacity for spontaneous movement, respond to stimulus, have cellular structures that lack cellulose (C6H10O5)n in the walls, lack chlorophyll and do not have the capacity for photosynthesis. Animals are generally complex and depend upon less complex creatures for food. They can be as small as a flea or as large as a whale.

This website describes the animals found in or around the watershed of French Hill Pond, that is, the French Hill Pond fauna. All the photographs were taken in the French Hill Pond watershed or on Mount Desert Island on which the French Hill Pond watershed is located. Information about the animals was derived from various authoritative sources. Subcategories, called "Classes," of these fauna are portrayed on this page below. Point to and click on the photograph/title of the class you wish to explore.

Amphibians (Amphibia)
Arachnids (Arachnida)
Birds (Aves)
Birds (Aves)
Fishes (Agnatha, Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes)
Orange-belted Bumble Bee (Bombus ternarius)
Insects (Insecta) 
Mammals (Mammalia)
Reptiles (Reptilia)


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