Bird Watching in the Region

Learn more about the Bayou Bartholomew Alliance at There???s also an informative documentary about this body of water on the AETN website at OR want get some exercise? Layher suggests the Dr. Curtis Merrell Access for those interested in visiting Bayou Bartholomew. The concrete boat ramp and parking lot off Interstate 530 on the south side of Pine Bluff lies on about 25 acres of land donated by Walmart, adjacent to the area???s Supercenter location.???There is a lot of good bird watching along it,??? says Layher. ???We are establishing a water trail there. You could canoe or kayak it and that gives a unique view because it goes through some riparian areas (natural riverbanks). There are two nature trails in that vicinity.???Layher also recommends the William (Bill) G. Layher Bayou Bartholomew Trail off Hazel Street near I-530 in Pine Bluff. The 1.78 mile stretch is crossed with boardwalks and foot bridges, giving hikers a view of wetlands home to a beaver lodge, a heron rookery and both hardwood and mixed growth forests.

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