On Saturday, May 25, the Northern Neck Audubon Society (NNAS) will conduct a bird walk at Belle Isle State Park at 9:00 am. The public, including families and beginning birders, are always welcome at any NNAS event. There will be several loaner binoculars available.
Belle Isle State Park in LancasterCounty features seven miles of Rappahannock riverfront as well as diverse tidal and non-tidal wetlands, lowland marshes, tidal coves, and upland forests. Among possible sightings are bald eagles, osprey, great blue herons, belted kingfishers, Eastern bluebirds, red-winged blackbirds, song sparrows, swamp sparrows, warblers, herring and ring-billed gulls, and Foster’s terns.
GPS address is 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster, VA 22503.
To reach the park from Kilmarnock, take Rt. 3 west to Lively and turn left on Rt. 201 (White Chapel Road). Go to the end of 201 and turn right onto Rt. 354 (River Road). Go 3.1 miles and turn left on Rt. 683 (Belle Isle Road). After the park entrance, continue through the four-way intersection. The horse parking lot will be on your right.
From Warsaw, take Rt. 3 east and travel approximately 14.5 miles. Turn right on Rt. 354 (River Road). Go about 3 miles and turn right on Rt. 683 (Belle Isle Road). After the park entrance, continue through the four-way intersection. The horse parking lot will be on your right.
For additional information about the NNAS activities and programs, check the website at www.northernneckaudubon.org.