George Washington Memorial Parkway

George Washington Memorial Parkway

Nature & Wildlife in George Washington Parkway

Natural World

NATURE & SCIENCE The 7,374 acres that comprise the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) provide habitat and protection for at least 81 species of plants and animals listed in the States of Virginia or Maryland by their Natural Heritage Programs as rare, threatened or endangered. These include 55 species of vascular plants and 26 ...

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Plants

Mushrooms and Other Fungi The numerous species of fungi found within GWMP have not yet been fully inventoried. During a single weekend in June 2006, a total of 55 fungal species were identified within GWMP.Wildflowers A total of 591 species of wildflowers have been documented from the George Washington Memorial Parkway. ...

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Animals

Birds A total of at least 243 species of birds have been recently recorded within the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Some of the parkway's birding hotspots include Great Falls Park from which 35 species of warblers have been reported during the spring or fall migrations and Dyke Marsh which has at least ...

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