Ft Washington State Park – with a Bird Sanctuary!!
This is one of my favorite parks, and is just about 45 minutes away from our home.
American History is so fascinating! This area that we live in is just so rich in historical significance. This park was named Fort Washington, because General Washington camped here with his men on the way to Valley Forge in 1777.
The park was maintained by the Philadelphia Fairmount Park Commission from the 1920’s until 1953 when it was made into a state park in Pennsylvania.
I am not a professional photographer, or even a good amateur! I love taking photos. It is HARD to take photos of birds, especially wild ones. They move so fast.
I love to hear them sing, and am so proud when I actually get a picture of one! Please don’t criticize or hold it against me.
There are 16 species of raptors that migrate in the eastern US. All 16 species can be found at the park during the official “watch” from Sept 1-October 31 when volunteers count or “compile” the numbers seen in the park!
The park is so large – 493 acres! There are a number of entrances that each have different types of recreation and parking. I love the area with the observation area for the wild birds, and the picnic area by the