Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

Nature & Wildlife in Wolf Trap

Plants

The forested areas of the park are largely either on fairly steep slopes, or swampy areas along the floodplain of Wolftrap Creek, with very little moderate slope. There are a few outcroppings of granite along the creek and in the hills. The forest is the oak-hickory forest that is ...

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Animals

Several dozen mammals inhabit the park on a permanent or intermittent basis. Fox, ground-hogs, raccoons and numerous rodent species are resident. White-tail deer travel through the park as they move up and down the forested areas along Wolf Trap Creek, Old Courthouse Creek and Difficult Run. Beaver have intermittently ...

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Natural World

Wolf Trap consists of rolling hills and gently sloping areas that lead to level flood plains and stream valley. Outside the developed areas and the meadow, the park is predominantly wooded. The park also encompasses a pond, parts of two streams, floodplains, meadowland, upland hardwood forest, landscaped cultural areas ...

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Geology

Well known for its magnificent Filene Center and world-renowned performances, Wolf Trap also provides a natural enclave in the midst of an increasingly urbanized northern Virginia. Less than half of Wolf Trap's land is developed, leaving about 65 acres of woodland, streams, and wetland with a wide variety ...

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