Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the
parking lot of the Arkansas (Arboretum) Trail.
The trail is a ¾ mile loop, so late arrivals can easily catch up to the
group. Spring migrants will be our
goal. Afterwards we’ll have our choice
of the main trail to the scenic overlook at the Visitor Center or the
Kingfisher Trail. The Arkansas
(Arboretum) Trail and Kingfisher Trail are paved with slight inclines. Bring water and light snacks. This is a half day trip.
Directions to Arkansas
(Arboretum) Trail: Take Hwy. 10 or
Chenal Parkway west to the Hwy. 300/Hwy. 10 intersection. Turn north on Hwy. 300. Go approximately three miles, turn right onto
Pinnacle Valley Road. Follow it until
you see the Arkansas Arboretum sign and parking lot on your right.
Bald Knob, White Co.
Meet at 7:30 a.m. in North Little Rock on
the east side of the Other Center parking lot near McDonald’s. The Other Center is located across from
McCain Mall, on McCain Blvd. Take Exit 1
West, off Hwy. 67/167. We’ll arrive at
the Bald Knob NWR around 8:45 a.m. for those who want to meet us there. Look for the line of cars parked on Coal
Chute Road. The refuge is also a
National Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA).
Target birds will be lingering ducks and early-arriving shorebirds,
herons, egrets, and night-herons. Very
little walking will be involved. If you
own a scope, bring it. Bring water,
snacks or lunch. There is no bathroom
on-site. There is a McDonald’s just off
Hwy. 67/167 at the Bald Knob Exit 55. Go
for driving directions and more information about the refuge. GPS Coordinates: 35.260233, -91.571903