A Complete Experience at Kiptopeke State Park–check out newly reforestedsongbird habitat, freshwater pond, native plantgarden, andwildlife viewing blinds!
Submitted by Virginia Witmer, VA Dept. of Environmental Quality
Celebrating the completion of a multi-faceted project at Kiptopeke State Park on the Southern Tip of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
The Eastern Shore was host to the quarterly meeting of the PDCs – during which members try to tour on-the-ground projects in the host region, looking for ideas to replicate in their own localities. The demonstration garden was installed last year with the help of Program to preserve habitat for migratory songbirds and other wildlife. The parcel was the last piece in a puzzle and connected existing park lands to the north, south and east.
In addition to relaxing under a pergola in the garden, visitors can stroll along the new Taylor Pond Trailcircling a 4-acre freshwater pond, read 5 new interpretative signs, and rest in two new wildlife viewing blinds overlooking the pond and looking out onto 13-acres newly reforested with 1,800 native canopy and mid-story trees and shrubs."
Learn more about Kiptopeke State Park here.
Click herefor a Google map. Latitude, 37.169934. Longitude, -75.979292.