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Site CRI09: Richmond National Battlefield Park at Drewrys Bluff

Description

This park is composed of a moist deciduous forest through which a surfaced trail leads to the ruins of a fort and a huge cannon, whose volleys stopped the Ironclad Ships, Monitor and Galena, of the Union Fleet. Although the park follows the south bank of the James River, there is no access to the river. The forest is composed of typical eastern species such as oak, hickory, maple, sweetgum, dogwood, and tulip trees. In it, one may find birds such as yellow-billed cuckoo, woodpeckers and other woodland species. At times, fruit-eating birds can be found in great abundance feeding on the berries of dogwoods, brambles, and other soft mast producers.

Directions

From the Richmond National Battlefield Park Headquarters, return to the intersection of 32nd Street and Broad Street. Turn left and proceed 1.1 mile to I-95. Take I-95 South 9.5 miles, exiting at Exit #64/Willis Road. Turn right on Willis Road and continue 0.3 miles. Turn right on US 301/US 1 North and go 0.6 miles. Turn right on Rt. 656/Bellwood Road and continue 0.5 miles, passing under I-95. Turn left on Rt. 1435 and proceed 0.3 miles to the park entrance on right.

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