Olmsted Pond is a man-made pond that is now home to many species of wildlife and wildflowers. You never know what you will see when visiting the pond. olmsted-pondtransparent600#669900 Wildlife Species Olmsted pond is home to many wildlife species in Upstate New York. You might see the following at the pond: Snapping Turtle Painted Turtle Lake Perch Green Frogs Toads Amphibian Tadpoles Salamanders and Red Efts Water Snakes Wood Ducks Wild Birds And More…. Visit frequently to see how the wetland ecosystem changes with the season.