October 7 Field Trip to Frog Bayou WMA—Dyer (Crawford Co.)


Meet at 7:00 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, and has undergone recent significant improvements making it more bird-friendly.  This former farmland is now a wetland restoration area targeting migratory waterfowl.  Secretive marsh birds like rails, Soras, and American Bittern are found here.  A variety of wading birds such as herons, egrets, ibis, night-herons, and lingering shorebirds will also be present.  Walking will be on unpaved, level paths.  Bring boots.  If time allows, we’ll 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.