MTOS Field Trip to Wapanocca NWR

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Join Memphis TOS for our annual fall field trip to Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge, just across the river in Turrell, Arkansas. This trip is mostly driving with a small amount of walking. Van Harris is our trip leader. Check out recent and past eBird sightings at this hotspot here: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L127215

Meet at 7:30 am on Sunday, October 18 at the visitor center parking lot, 178 Hammond Ave., Turrell, AR 72384. Bring lunch if you wish to stay after the trip concludes and we review our sightings.

Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge is a unique habitat located in the Arkansas Delta and a haven for multiple species of birds and other wildlife. The refuge has approximately 12.5 miles of well-maintained gravel roads, a 600-acre lake, fishing and wildlife viewing pier, and a 1.75 mile Cypress Discovery Canoe Trail. There are 4 distinct habitat types located at Wapanocca NWR; freshwater impoundments, bottom hardwood forests, croplands, and grasslands that provide for a wide variety of birds, other wildlife and plants.

Note: there are no bathroom facilities open on the refuge on Sundays. Contact Van Harris for more information at shelbyforester1223@gmail.com or 901-876-3337.