Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the Dixon Road commuter lot, Exit 3 off I-530 South. We’ll arrive at the Delta Rivers Nature Center around 8:15 a.m. for anyone who wants to meet us there. The Nature Center opens at 8:30 a.m. We will walk the nature trail, which winds through diverse habitats, including a cypress/tupelo swamp and bottomland hardwood forest. At Lake Saracen, we’ll scan the reed beds and open water. Song-birds, water-birds, raptors, and herons will be our target species. Bring water, snacks, and lunch. Moderate walking on level ground. If time permits, we’ll walk the short trail at Byrd Lake Natural Area.
Directions to the Delta Rivers Nature Center—From Little Rock, take I-530 south 35 miles to Pine Bluff until I-530 becomes Hwy. 65B (Exit 35). Go 6 miles. Turn left at the light just past Lake Saracen (Lake Pine Bluff) onto Regional Park Drive. Continue on Regional Park Drive 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Black Dog Road. Follow the signs to the Nature Center. GPS: 34.239870,
-91.991100. Byrd Lake—From Interstate 530 in Pine Bluff, take Exit 43. Travel north on Olive Street approximately 0.5 mile to Main Street and turn right. Travel 0.2 mile to 52nd Street and turn right. Travel east on 52nd Street 0.2 mile to the parking lot on the right.