Lorance Creek Natural Area

One of my favorites, located on Bingham Rd which is located about 9 miles south of Little Rock on I-40. This is a short trail that starts out in open pine woodland but goes out into (on a boardwalk) a cypress-tupelo wetland. This is a good place to go to in the winter, however, many spring migrants have been seen. This is a good place for woodpeckers, woodland passerines, and owls. This is a very good place to see: Louisiana Waterthrush, Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Acadian Flycatcher, Wood Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Winter Wren, Hairy Woodpecker, Yellow-throated Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo, and Red-shouldered Hawk. Notable sightings include: Barred Owl, Wood Duck, Scarlet Tanager, Blue-headed Vireo, etc. There is also a lot of aquatic and reptilian/amphibian life here as well as several species of dragon/damselflies and butterflies.

by DM

by DM

In the waning hours of summer when birding has slowed, I like to go out here and get a last look at a Hooded Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, or Prothonotary Warbler and hear one last Wood Thrush or watch one more brood of Acadian Flycatchers fledge before they migrate.

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