Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
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Site MMM11: Mouth of Wilson Public Boat Landing
Elevation: 2419 ft. Nestled under the SR 93 bridge, this boat landing provides access to wood scrub and several brush piles on the north bank of the New River. Wilson Creek flows into the New River approximately one mile upstream, giving the town of Mouth of Wilson its name. The woods along this stretch of river are home to yellow-throated and white-eyed vireos, while brush along the riverbanks should be explored for queen snake. These residents can sometimes be seen lying precariously along a branch just above the water. The moist banks of the river, especially the open area surrounding the boat landing, attract a variety of butterflies that can be approached closely as they drink up moisture from the damp earth. Plentiful widow skimmer perch prominently on dead twigs above the water.
From Bridle Creek Public Boat Landing, return to Rt. 711 and turn left. Follow Rt. 711 west for 4.7 miles to US 58 West. Turn left onto US 58 West and continue for 2.3 miles to the boat ramp on the left, just before reaching SR 93. This site is viewable only by boat.