Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
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Site CPL07: Crawfords State Forest
Crawfords State Forest is composed primarily of loblolly pine with various interspersed deciduous hardwoods. American holly dominates as the principle understory species. The site provides habitat for migrant and nesting songbirds such as American goldfinch, Carolina wren, and Carolina chickadee. Access to the forest is provided through a gated road, which is off limits to vehicular traffic. The natural area was dedicated to the memory of Robert Richardson and Julia Richardson by their daughter, Elizabeth Bowcock, in 1989.
Return to SR 5 and go back to SR 5/Rt. 618/Wilcox Wharf Road. Go right (north) on Rt. 618/Adkins Road for 9.7 miles to its intersection with US 60/Pocahontas Trail. Continue west 1.1 miles and turn at the median cut through. Crawfords State Forest will be on the right side of the eastbound lanes. A small Department of Forestry sign marks the site.