Field Trip to Gillam Park and Little Rock Audubon Center (LRAC) April 26, 2014

Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Gillam Park in the last parking lot past the swimming pool.  Gillam has great habitat for migrating spring warblers.  There will be moderate walking on fairly level but possibly muddy trails.  Master Naturalists participating in their annual BioBlitz will join us.  When we finish at Gillam, we’ll drive to the LRAC, where we’ll bird the new wildlife observation trail, then assist with light trail maintenance.  Bring work gloves and wear sturdy walking shoes or boots that you don’t mind getting dirty.  Last, we’ll head to Industrial Harbor Road and Terry Lock & Dam to look for Western Kingbirds, and Painted Buntings.

Directions—Gillam Park is in southeast Little Rock near the airport.  Address is 5300 Gillam Park Road, Little Rock.  Take I-30 West heading south from Little Rock.  Then exit onto I-440 going towards the airport.  Take Springer Road Exit 1.  At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left onto Springer Road.  Go approximately 1 mile to just past the LRAC.  Turn right onto Gillam Park Road.  Follow it to the end and into the park to the parking lot past the swimming pool.