Virginia State Parks loves Nature and Wildlife and wants to say "Happy 226th Birthday to Naturalist and Ornithologist John James Audubon!"
(Jean-Jacques Audubon April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter, and painter.
Virginia State Parks is for the birds!
Audubon set about to study American birds with the goal of illustrating his findings in a more realistic manner than most artists did then. He began conducting the first known bird-banding on the continent: he tied yarn to the legs of Eastern Phoebes and determined that they returned to the same nesting spots year after year. He also began drawing and painting birds, and recording their behavior.
You will find plenty of birds at Virginia State Parks with over 35 parks to choose from and over 500 miles of trails and easy access to many of Virginia's waterways!
Learn more about John James Audubon click here.
Visit The Audubon Society website here.
KiptopekeState Park is a bird watcher's paradise
What are you wading for? Get Outside and enjoy your Virginia State Parks!
See a complete list of Virginia State Parks click here to check availability and see rental fees. Or you can call the Reservation Center toll free (800) 933-7275, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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