• Aerial photo of Mound City Group - Photo courtesy of Ryan Fisher

    Hopewell Culture

    National Historical Park Ohio

Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes

Many insects call the park their home.
A survey of insects has been ongoing for several years, with the difficult task of identifying these creatures conducted by a dedicated volunteer and entomologist. Specimens are mounted and kept in collections as voucher specimens and educational tools. More than 200 species have been identified, with at least 1,200 specimens collected. Families of all types of insects have been collected. Beetles, true bugs, butterflies, true flies, wasps, moths, skippers, grasshoppers, damselflies, dragonflies, cicadas, and bees are among some of the insects collected thus far.
 

Did You Know?

Camp Sherman barracks in background. Mounds being excavated in foreground.

Camp Sherman, a World War I training camp, was located in part at Mound City Group. Most of the mounds were significantly impacted. During construction of the cantonment, a new barrack was erected every 20 minutes. More...