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The Wetlands, Richmond, Virginia

This site offers an attractive hiking trail that leads to two blinds overlooking the wetlands and eventually terminates at the banks of the James River. The trail provides access to hardwood stands, brushy thickets, meadows, wetlands, and dense riparian thickets along the river. The ponds on site are likely to attract American bittern, marsh wren, and pied-billed grebe. Closer to the river, in the upland forests, look for nesting birds, including several species of warblers. The adjacent meadows are used by a variety of wintering sparrows. The river provides views of waterfowl, bald eagle and osprey at most any time of the year.



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Taken on December 26, 2011