May 21, 2014 – Wildlife

May 21, 2014

Copperhead snake found at the Cedar Creek Trail, released at a remote location on the property.

One of the best parts of being at Virginia’s Natural Bridge Park is the natural setting.  Due to our prime location, nestled between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, we have very high biodiversity across our property.

Something very important that goes along with appreciation of our surroundings is awareness and caution. We have wild, and sometimes dangerous, animals on the property. Staff and visitors alike encounter copperhead snakes, rattlesnakes, and many other reptiles and other animals. We encourage all those on the property to be aware and cautious of their surroundings.

In addition to some rather dangerous species, we also have various plant and animal species that are uncommon, rare, and some which are in population decline. We are in a beautiful, fragile area, and we ask that all plants and animals are treated with respect and care – we ask that all folks on property help us preserve and protect the 1,600+ acres that is the Natural Bridge Park.