• Colonial National Historical Park

    Colonial

    National Historical Park Virginia

Mammals

Field Mouse
Field Mouse
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Park records list the presence of 38 mammals. Common species of mammals in the park include white-tailed deer, red and gray fox, beaver, raccoons, otter, muskrat, rabbits, groundhogs, bats, moles and voles. Check out park fields in the early morning or late afternoon to see herds of deer.

Did You Know?

Satellite image of the Chesapeake Bay courtesy of the USGS

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States at 200 miles long, from 3 to 30 miles wide with an area of 3,237 square miles. Four major rivers empty into the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia: the James River, the York River, the Rappahannock River and the Potomac River.