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Why You Should Visit the South End Park Nature Trail July 7, 2010

Posted by Wapello Warbler in Nature, Parks, Wapello.

Wapello’s South End Park has a short nature trail that winds through wetland. It’s home to a variety of birds and wildflowers and even a few critters.

I’m a little embarrassed that I waited ten years to walk it. It was interesting enough that I’ve been back several times for short after dinner walks.

If you’re a birder bring your binoculars. This is where I saw my first Dickcissel. Song Sparrows are common. Flycatchers, Gold Finches, and swallows can also be seen.

Other birds and various frogs and insects can be heard.

This fellow is among the critters that inhabit the park.

This last picture is one of the lagoons. You’ll note a wake and if you look carefully you’ll see the head of a muskrat swimming away.



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