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

    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?

Least weasel, the smallest living carnivore.

The smallest living carnivore uses the grounds at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park for hunting and nesting. Least weasels mainly prey on meadow voles, but will dine on shrews, moles, birds, and insects. More...