MTOS Field Trip to Wapanocca NWR

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Van Harris is our leader for a trip to Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge in Turrell, Arkansas—a short trip across the river. Check out recent and past eBird sightings at this hotspot here.

Meet at 8:00 am on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the park office/visitor center parking lot, 178 Hammond Ave, Turrell, AR 72384. Birding will be from your car with some easy walking. Bring lunch if you wish. Restrooms are not open. You don’t have to be a MTOS member to participate and be sure to bring binoculars.

Located only four miles west of the Mississippi River and 15 miles northwest of Memphis, Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge is an important stopover for waterfowl traveling through the Mississippi Flyway and for neotropical songbirds as they migrate to and from Central and South America. Wapanocca Lake formed 5,000 years ago when the Mississippi River changed course. The lake is surrounded by an old-growth baldcypress forest that remains flooded year-round.

For more information, contact Van Harris at shelbyforester1223@gmail.com or 901-876-3337.

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