• A plush carpet of green grass covering the Mound City Group in summer

    Hopewell Culture

    National Historical Park Ohio

Animals

Sedge wren at Hopeton Earthworks.
An abundance of diverse wildlife use park grounds for nesting, breeding, raising their young, feeding, shelter, and as a stopover site while migrating to other destinations. Birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates can be found throughout the year in all types of habitat. There are no Federally-listed species known to utilize park land, but several state-listed species have been observed.
 

Did You Know?

Pink heelsplitter mussel

Freshwater mussels were an important resource for Hopewellian people. They were used as food, provided pearls for ornaments and shells were utilized for hoes. Although plentiful during the Middle Woodland period, over-harvesting and low water quality have reduced their numbers drastically today. Many freshwater mussels are on the State and Federal Endangered Species list. More...