(photo credits: Carol Fitzgerald, NPS, Bill Moses, NPS)
Since 1977 the National Park Service at Valley Forge National Historical Park has documented wildlife observations from visitors, staff, and research cooperators. To date, over 315 species of animals have been reported within the park; 225 of these are birds! Such an impressive diversity of animal species has been observed within the park because of the variety, sizes and spatial arrangements of habitat types, including deciduous forests, tall-grass meadows, wetlands, and riparian zones.
Did You Know?
Valley Forge NHP is one of the largest open spaces in southeastern Pennsylvania with 3,500 acres containing habitats for hundreds of plants and animals including 200 species of birds.