Frog Bayou WMA, October 4

Frog Bayou WMA—Dyer (Crawford Co.)

Meet at 6:30 a.m. at the Mayflower commuter lot located at Exit 135 off I-40 West. Frog Bayou WMA is one of Arkansas’ newest AGFC wildlife management areas, established in 2005. This former farm is a wetland restoration area, with migratory waterfowl as its main user. Secretive marsh birds like rails, Sora, and American Bittern will be our target birds. A variety of wading birds such as herons, egrets, ibis, and night-herons also visit the area. Walking will be on unpaved, level paths. Bring boots. If time allows, we will check the Alma Sewage Treatment ponds for Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks. Bring water, snacks, and lunch. We’ll return to Little Rock by late afternoon.

For those in western Arkansas who would like to join us, meet our group at 8:45 a.m. at the Phillips 66 Kountry Xpress Truck Stop located at Dyer Exit 20 on the south side of I-40. The truck stop is on your right just before the Hwy. 64 intersection. Breakfast and lunch buffets are available at the truck stop.