The Official Website of the State of West Virginia

Discover West Virginia’s diverse population of plants and animals


Extensive forests. Bountiful rainfall. Rich soil. West Virginia’s diverse landscape is home to a wide array of plants, animals and fungi. Here, you’ll find more than 57 species of amphibians and reptiles, 70 wild mammals, 178 species of fish, nearly 300 species of bird and numerous species of plants and fungi.
Step outside and explore West Virginia’s incredible abundance of plants, animals and fungi.
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