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Elevation: 1811 ft.
This site offers 2400 acres of land managed for hunting and watching wildlife. With 25 miles of roads and trails, the Green Valley Farm also includes photo blinds, feeding stations, and elevated stands that enhance the naturalist’s wildlife-viewing opportunities. White-tailed deer are abundant, as are wild turkey. Ruffed grouse and northern bobwhite may be found lurking in hardwood forests and open grass fields, respectively. The surrounding woodlands are home to a number of nesting migrants including American redstart, wood thrush, and eastern wood-pewee. Resident species include pileated woodpecker, barred owl, and red-shouldered hawk. In the fall, look for migrating bald and even golden eagles. Migrant neotropical songbirds can be numerous in the spring and the fall, producing scarlet and summer tanagers, and several species of warblers, thrushes, flycatchers, and vireos. Black bear and red fox, make their homes on the premises, and though elusive, can sometimes be found hunting these extensive grounds. Northern water and black rat snakes hunt for the numerous green and pickerel frogs, especially abundant along wet areas.
Site MHJ04 Big Bend Farm
Physical Address: 6715 Indian Draft Rd, Millboro, VA 24460
From the previous site on the Headwaters of the James Loop of the VBWT:
From Sycamore Bend, follow the access road back to SR 624/Westminster Rd and turn right. In 1.7 miles, turn left (north) onto SR 625 and continue for 0.7 miles. Then, turn right (southeast) onto SR 678 and continue for 4.1 miles. Slight right onto SR 629 and then make an immediate right to find the main lodge.
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- Site Contact: (540) 996-4133 email@example.com
- Access: Admission Fee, By appointment only
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