Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
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Site MTC03: J. Frank Wilson Park
Elevation: 997 ft. This quaint park in the center of Martinsville provides the perfect venue for a quick wildlife watching break. The park is accessible from all sides and is crisscrossed by a system of paved trails. A small stream runs through the center of the park providing an area of focus on a hot day. Common species found in the park include eastern wood-pewee, blue jay, Carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, Carolina wren, northern cardinal and song sparrow. These species are joined during migration by a large variety of warblers, vireos, tanagers and orioles. Tennessee, bay-breasted and Cape May warblers are especially numerous.
From the Virginia Museum of Natural History, return to US 220. After less than 0.1 miles, turn left (north) to East SR 57/US 58. Turn right (east) and go 1.1 miles to Church Street Extension. Continue straight on Church Street Extension for 0.1 miles to the park on the right.