Wildlife Watching in and around Primrose Creek


A big chunk of Primrose Creek is specifically preserved as wildlife habitat. The river and our private warm-water lake attract waterfowl like the beautiful trumpeter swans pictured on our website. The Swans winter primarily at Magness Lake a few miles away but are likely to turn up on any decent-sized body of water as well as the river. Raptors like red shouldered and red tailed hawks, peregrine falcons, ospreys and bald eagles are common sightings as they patrol the meadows and waters. In the evening the “who-cooks-for-you” call of the barred owl sets the mood.

Deer are abundant as are wild turkey—Primrose has an especially healthy flock and they can occasionally stop traffic, not that there’s a lot of traffic—you just have to stop to watch. Red fox, coyote and all manner of small mammals can be seen at any time, going about their business. We like to think they like living in Primrose Creek too.