• Manassas National Battlefield Park

    Manassas

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

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Nature & Science

Discover Manassas Natural Resources

Discover Manassas Natural Resources

Bryan Gorsira

Manassas National Battlefield Park, established in 1940, preserves the sites of the First and Second Battles of Manassas. These important battlegrounds and associated monuments are nestled in over 5000 acres of meadows, woodlands and streams. The Resource Management division oversees these historic lands for their important contribution to local and regional biodiversity. The purpose of this webpage is to educate visitors to the various species and natural resources that occur here.

The park has recently been selected as an Audubon Important Bird Area. Selection was based on the Park's quality grasslands and numerous bird species (54 confirmed breeders) that occur here. For more information: www.audubon.org

The park is also now listed as a stop under Virginia's Birding and Wildlife trail, a program managed by the Virginia Department of game and Inland Fisheries. For more information on this program;
www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/vbwt
Species lists can be found under the "Animals" section of this web page. To date we have documented 168 bird, 26 mammal, 23 reptile and 19 amphibian species within the park.

 
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Manassas National Battlefield Park is proud to announce the addition of the Stone Bridge Nature Cell Phone Tour.
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Manassas National Battlefield Park is proud to announce that we have a new natural resource cell phone tour along the park's Stone Bridge Trail to go along with our current historical Henry Hill cell phone tour. To take the tour just pick up a rack card at the park visitor center, or at the head of the Stone Bridge Trail, enter the telephone number provided; (your cell phone minutes plan applies) then enter the trail stop number. New signs have been placed along the trail to direct visitors from stop to stop. You can stay connected while walking to the next stop or end the call and call back when you get there. This new cell phone tour highlights how the setting and climate has changed and provides other information on natural resources within the park. There is a tour for adults and another for children. These tours are currently offered English with a Spanish version coming soon.

Click here to find out more about the Stone Bridge Natural Resource Cell Phone Tour (and scroll to bottom of page).

 
 
 

Did You Know?

Did you know?

Our approximately 1,500 acres of managed grasslands are maintained by seasonal cutting. Cutting allows the grasses to fulfill the various habitat needs of the many important bird species we have in the park.