Greater Cherry Valley Area Special Natural Species - Part 2

Historic Records

Ribes lacustre   prickly currant

Historic - last seen 1840

PA Endangered (Suggested Status)

 Margaritifera    margaritifera

 Freshwater Pearl Mussel

Historic - last seen 1888

PA Endangered (Suggested Status)

  Gratiola aurea  golden hedgehyssop

Historic - Last seen 1870

PA Endangered (Suggested Status)

 Potamogeton Zosteriformis    flatstem pondweed

Historic - last seen 1920

PENNSYLVANIA RARE

 Malaxis bayardii   Bayards adders-mouth orchid

Historic - last seen 1920

PENNSYLVANIA RARE

 Senna_marilandica   Maryland senna

Historic - last seen 1920

PENNSYLVANIA AT RISK

 Juniperus communis   common juniper

Historic last seen 1920

PENNSYLVANIA SPECIAL CONCERN

 Spiranthes lucida   Ames shining ladies’-tresses

Historic - last seen 1872

PENNSYLVANIA SPECIAL CONCERN

 Petromyzon marinus   sea lamprey

??Historic?? - last seen 1970

PENNSYLVANIA SPECIAL CONCERN 

 Pycnanthemum verticillatum var pilo   whorled mountainmint

Historic - last seen 1920

PENNSYLVANIA EXTIRPATED (suggested status)

 

 Cherry Valley is part of a major flyway for birds of prey along Blue Mountain (Kittatinny Ridge)

including:

•     peregrine falcon (US Fish And Wildlife Service nongame species of management concern),

•     red-shouldered hawk (US Fish And Wildlife Service nongame species of management concern).

•     northern harrier (US Fish And Wildlife Service nongame species of management concern),

•     American kestrel (US Fish And Wildlife Service species of regional concern)

 Kittatinny Ridge migration corridor is considered a NATIONAL ENDANGERED ECOSYSTEM

 Numerous other bird species including:

•     23 US Fish and Wildlife Service Nongame Species of Management Concern

•     8 North American Wetland Conservation Act Priority Waterfowl Species

•     16 US Fish and Wildlife Service Bird Species of Regional Concern

 And many other local species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects

 Cherry Creek - approximately 15 miles

 Riparian Forest - NATIONAL THREATENED ECOSYSTEM

 Numerous Cultural Resources

•     Working Farms

•     Historic Buildings and Communities

•     Hundreds of Families

•     Many Local Businesses