• 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?

State Route 104 entrance

Established on March 2nd, 1923 as Mound City Group National Monument, the park was the first federally created National Park Service site in Ohio. President Warren G. Harding, a native of Ohio, established the national monument using powers granted to him under Section 2 of the 1906 Antiquities Act. The park was eventually re-named Hopewell Culture National Historical Park on May 27th, 1992 after congressional legislation was approved in the House and the Senate. More...