Nature & Science
Click here to learn more about the plants, animals, and other wildlife we have in our park.
In addition to exploring all the wonderful history of where Abraham Lincoln grew up, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is also a great place to experience the natural environment where Lincoln was a boy. Last year, our spring bird survey found 42 species of birds living in the park, 12 of which are breeding species of continental importance. See the full report for more information.
Did You Know?
Much of the early development of the park was done in the 1930s by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps.One of its most notable accomplishments was the excavation of the Lincoln cabin hearthstones.Pictures of the stones and articles on the discovery appeared in numerous newspapers in 1934.