The Arch grounds are sandwiched between the productive habitat of the Mississippi River and the concrete jungle of downtown St. Louis. This means the Arch is a good opportunity for our millions of visitors to potentially encounter wildlife in a very urban setting.
A red bird with an orange beak and a triangular tuft of red feathers sticking up on its head

You can find both resident birds and seasonal migrants on the Arch grounds.

A black and white infrared image of two coyotes standing near a tree. Curved pond in background.

Lions and tigers and bears! Just kidding, they don't live here - but other mammals do.

A white butterfly resting on purple flowers with yellow centers

Insects in the city? They're here, and they're important!

Last updated: November 30, 2021

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