• A cool & crisp autumn sunrise at the Mound City Group

    Hopewell Culture

    National Historical Park Ohio

Nature & Science

Black & Yellow Garden Spider

Black & Yellow garden spider.  Click on picture for a bigger version with more detail.

Whether flying, crawling, swimming, or walking, many animals rely on the diverse array of habitat present at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. Habitat types include eastern deciduous woods, fallow agricultural fields, riparian areas, native grasslands, and wetlands. National Park Service staff and volunteers are continuously monitoring native and invasive plants, birds, amphibians, mammals, insects, mussels, fungus, and reptiles. Restoration efforts are ongoing for native grasses and forbs in order to establish quality habitat for grassland nesting birds.

Did You Know?

Copper effigy bird

People of the Hopewellian Culture made extensive use of copper from the Lake Superior region, near the Keweenaw peninsula and Isle Royal area. Copper was worked into elaborate objects and effigy artwork without using smelting techniques. More...