Over 100 bird species occur in the park during some time of the year. Bird species commonly seen include red-tailed hawks, barred owls, eastern bluebirds, and barn swallows. The occasional bald eagle is sometimes seen passing through. The park is part of the Freedom Township Grasslands and it has been designated an Important Bird Area by the state of Pennsylvania and the National Audubon Society due to its habitat for loggerhead shrikes, short-eared owls, and upland sandpipers.
Did You Know?
President Eisenhower enjoyed oil painting and encouraged the artistically challenged to give paint-by-numbers a try. He presented his staff with paint-by-number sets and invited them to display their masterpieces in the White House. Even J. Edgar Hoover contributed a painting to the “gallery.”