Wehle Forever Wild Tract

Wiregrass | Bullock | Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

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The Wehle Forever Wild Tract offers excellent bird diversity with over 170 species currently documented on the property.  Two hiking trail loops provides easy access to multiple habitats including fire-maintained open pine-grassland savanna, a forested pond, and expansive bottomland hardwood forest corridors along a creek floodplain.  A species often sought-after by birders is the Bachman’s Sparrow, which is common in the pine uplands of the property and can be heard singing throughout the spring and summer months.  Other species of special interest include Northern Bobwhite, Common Ground-Dove,  Red-headed Woodpecker, Acadian Flycatcher, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Kentucky Warbler, Hooded Warbler, and Yellow-throated Warbler.  Trail maps are available at our website or at the parking lot information kiosk.

The nearby Wehle Land Conservation Center is open on a limited schedule and provides camping, additional hiking access, horseback riding, and fishing.  The schedule and additional information can be found on our website.

Day Use Hiking Trail is open during daylight hours 7 days a week.

Signature species for the site include Northern Bobwhite, Common Ground-Dove, Red-headed Woodpecker, Acadian Flycatcher, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Kentucky Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, and Bachman’s Sparrow, and Pine Siskin.

A Monitoring Avain Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) bird banding station is located on the property with banding sessions occuring during May-July. Anyone interested in visiting must coordinate with facility ahead of time.

During select weekends, camping, horseback riding, fishing, are available at nearby Wehle Land Conservation Center (see website)

Directions: From Montgomery, travel North on I-85. Take exit 15 towards AL-110 towards Union Springs. Stay on AL-110 until it ends at US 82. Turn left onto US 82E and travel through Union Springs to Midway. Once in Midway, turn right onto AL-51 and take the first left onto Pleasant Hill Road and travel 3.5 miles to a small gravel parking lot with information kiosk.

From Eufaula, travel West on US 82. Turn left onto Barbour Co. Rd. 49. At the brown Nature Center sign turn right onto Mt. Pleasant Road and continue 4.0 miles to trailhead parking lot.

4819 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Midway, AL 36053

http://www.alabamaforeverwild.com/wehle-tract

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