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Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

Site Information

  • Seasons: All
  • Site Contact: (804) 758-6764 mbeaver@rappahannock.edu
  • Site Access: Free, Daily
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Facilities

Hiking Trails Parking Phone Picnic

Site CNN18: Warsaw Campus of Rappahannock

Description

From the parking lot of the college, visitors should cross the soccer field down to the wooded edge where a well-maintained trail descends into a deciduous forest of 80-foot tulip poplar, sweetgum, and loblolly pine. The trail follows an intermittent stream down into a bottomland. Located in the midst of suburbia, this forest offers an oasis for birds and other wildlife. The intermittent stream, even when dry, still contains isolated pools of water. Here visitors should look for green frogs and southern leopard frogs. Wildlife watchers can also stroll through the campus's manicured fields to see songbirds and foraging deer.

Directions

Return to SR 3 from the Totuskey Creek boat landing and turn left. Continue 2.4 miles, turn left on US 360 West, proceed 1.0 mile, and turn left into the entrance for the community college. Bear left at the fork. Parking is available next to the tennis courts.

Loop Map