Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes
Insects, spiders, centipedes, and millipedes along with several other animal classes comprise the phylum Arthropoda. Arthropods represent one of the most rich and diverse aspects of Richmond National Battlefield Park fauna. Although most arthropods are easily overlooked when enjoying the natural beauty of the park, their impact on the ecosystem can not be.
Did You Know?
During the 1862 battles before Richmond Confederate President Jefferson Davis personally visited several of the battlefields; at times coming under enemy fire. He saw action at Seven Pines, Beaver Dam Creek, Glendale and Malvern Hill.