There is an abundance of wildlife in the Lake Jackson basin, both in wooded areas as well as intermingled in urban spaces. Most every mammal common to Florida lives in the basin – white tailed deer, rabbits, opossum, raccoons, fox, river otters, squirrels are the most common.
White tail Deer
Waterfowl and wading birds are likewise abundant – white egrets, snowy egrets, great blue herons, Louisiana herons, anhinga and even limpkins enjoy the waters of and around the lake. There are also hawks and bald eagles that inhabit the area full time. (SeeFree and Wild Again Articleon Eagle release on the Lake!)
Louisiana Blue Heron
Common Egret in Flight
Great Blue Heron at Sunset
Yes, Lake Jackson also has alligators in abundance! They are most visible and heard during the late winter nesting season. There are also numerous snakes and turtles in and around the lake.