Nature Along the C&O Canal

The C&O Canal National Historical Park protects hundreds of plans and animals in its 184.5 miles and 20,000 acres of park land. Learn more about these protected resources below.

June 23, 2022

Pollinators Along the C&O Canal

June is National Pollinators Month, the perfect time to emphasize the important relationship between pollinators and native plants. One of the things that makes the C&O Canal National Historical Park…
April 29, 2022

Spring Ephemerals on the C&O Canal

Bluebells along C&O Near Lock 51 by Cathy Hoyt Spring is a beautiful time of year to explore the C&O Canal National Historical Park. As nature begins to awaken from…
October 15, 2020

Top 5 Photographed Turtle Species on the C&O Canal

Almost every month during our monthly photo contest, we receive at least one turtle photo submission. There is just something about seeing a group of turtles basking in the sun…
October 8, 2020

Bird is the Word on the C&O Canal

Calling all bird enthusiasts! If you love bird watching, the C&O Canal is the spot. The canal is home to over 120 species of birds, according the NPS website. We…
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April 21, 2020

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day From Home

Happy Earth Day! Find out how you can make a difference this Earth Day by implementing the five tips below! Got plants? Give them some extra attention by watering them…
December 2, 2019

Rare, Threatened and Endangered Plants in the C&O Canal National Historical Park

Because the C&O Canal National Historical Park hosts a variety of diverse landscapes, 219 rare, threatened, and endangered plants can be found here! (more…)