One of the most controversial subjects regarding wildlife within the Radnor Lake area is the relationship between wildlife, humans, and land-use. Over the past 20 years, we have witnessed an increase in several wildlife species, ranging from Otters to Coyotes. When wildlife species thrive in areas such as Radnor Lake, it often serves as a barometer on the health of our natural area at Radnor Lake.
Two of the most controversial wildlife species without a doubt are Whitetail Deer and Coyotes, both of which are an important piece to Radnor Lake ecosystem. Given that Radnor Lake functions primarily as a wildlife observation area, many of our visitors come to Radnor with the hope of seeing, photographing, and/or just viewing these species in their natural state.
One of our primary environmental education needs is to educate both the visitors to our natural area and the surrounding residents on the biological importance of both of these species. While everyone will draw their own conclusions, our goal is to provide accurate biological information relative to both species and their interaction with the state’s first natural area.