Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
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Site MTC05: Chatham Heights Park
Elevation: 1046 ft. Chatham Heights Park encompasses 9 acres of open parkland bordered by dense forest. This woodland is worth exploring for the variety of numerous breeding bird species including blue jay, Carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, Carolina wren, American robin and northern cardinal. Additional species could drop in during migration, such as warblers, vireos, tanagers, rose-breasted grosbeak and orioles are all possible. The undergrowth in the area holds numerous russula mushrooms, which are deceptively beautiful, but very poisonous. Poison ivy is also abundant in the area, so please be cautious.
From the Uptown Rail Trail, return to the intersection of Church Street Extension and East SR 57/US 58. Turn left onto East SR 57/US 58 and continue east for 0.6 miles to Chatham Road. Turn right, go 0.8 miles to Garden Road, and turn left. Parking for Chatham Heights Park is on the right.