Parks and Places

Get to know a park through the eyes of a naturalist! This website contains field guides and interactive maps about nature—especially natural communities—in national parks and other places.

Currently, some national parks in the National Capital Region are featured. More are under development.

Explore Parks

Explore natural communities and their patterns in the landscape through stories, interactive maps, photos, podcasts and more.

Boulder bridge in Rock Creek Park
Rock Creek Park bridge - Thomas Paradis

Explore Interactive Maps

Explore the interactive maps below. More complete nature guides for these parks are on the way!