April 19, 2024

Pony Pasture/Wetlands

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7310 Riverside Drive

United States

Part of the James River Park System, the Wetlands area of Pony Pasture 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 eagles, hoot owls and osprey at most any time of the year.

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