Petersburg National Battlefield

Petersburg National Battlefield

Nature & Wildlife in Petersburg

Natural World

Watersheds Petersburg National Battlefield is located within two drainage basins (Chesapeake Bay and Albermarle Sound). The confluence of the James and Appomattox Rivers occurs at City Point, and, because of the James' eventual outlet into the Chesapeake Bay, the park is included in the Virginia Coastal Zone. Five streams drain the Eastern ...

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Plants

Nonnative Species What qualifies as a nonnative species? Any species that is not indigenous to a particular area is considered nonnative. Nonnative species that compete with native species are considered invasive. A more specific definition, according to Executive Order 13112, of an invasive species is: 1) non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem ...

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Animals

Birds From the majestic Bald Eagle to the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Petersburg National Battlefield has recorded 142 avian species. Many of these species are migratory, and only stop at the battlefield during the spring or fall as they pass along their migration routes. Others, like the Pileated Woodpecker, make their homes ...

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