• Aerial view of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in the fall

    George Washington

    Memorial Parkway DC, MD, VA

Animals

Even though it is surrounded by human development, the parkway is home to a wide variety of animals, including:

  • 29 species of mammals
  • 254 species of birds
  • 45 species of reptiles and amphibians
  • 62 species of fish
  • 17 species of earthworms
  • 13 species of millipedes and centipedes
  • 46 species of crustaceans
  • 80 species of mollusks
  • 37 species of arachnids
  • 2644 species of insects

Twenty-one of these species are listed by the states of Virginia or Maryland as rare, threaten or endangered.

Did You Know?

Aerial view of Glen Echo Park

People have enjoyed Glen Echo Park since it first opened in 1891. Today, visitors can ride the carousel, take a class, attend dances, and learn about the history of this special place. More...