Richmond National Battlefield Park presents a diverse assortment of natural resources, some more conspicuous than others. Although the park contains relatively few wildflowers the ornate blooms and bright colors of many of the park's species make them prominant displays of the park's floral diversity. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, wildflowers are also an important part of the park ecosystem; they provide food and cover for many animals and insects, as well as adding to the biodiversity of the park's natural community.
Did You Know?
President Abraham Lincoln visited the Richmond area twice during the war. In July 1862 he met with General McClellan at Harrison’s Landing on the James River. Lincoln came to Richmond on April 4, 1865 and walked the streets of a city still smouldering from the evacuation fires.