The Reynolds Homestead

Important Notices

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Description

Elevation: 1116 ft

The Reynolds Homestead provides access to 712 acres of fields and hardwood forest on the slopes of No Business Mountain. This forest holds a good assemblage of eastern forest birds including ruby-throated hummingbird, a variety of woodpeckers, eastern wood-pewee, Acadian flycatcher, eastern phoebe, eastern kingbird, blue-gray gnatcatcher, brown thrasher, cedar waxwing, red-eyed vireo, ovenbird, northern cardinal, indigo bunting, eastern towhee, chipping sparrow, and eastern meadowlark. Just down the hill from the homestead is a small garden with numerous flowering bushes which attract a variety of butterflies. These include great spangled fritillary, eastern tiger swallowtail and silver-spotted skipper. Dragon- and damselflies in the area include widow skimmer and ebony jewelwing along the stream. While at the Reynolds Homestead, you may also want to visit the historic Reynolds home site and learn about the history of the area. In addition, Virginia Tech conducts a variety of research projects at the Homestead at its Forest Resources Research Center.

Directions

Physical Address: 463 Homestead Ln, Critz, VA 24082

From Martinsville, follow US 58 west until its intersection with SR 697/Via Orchard Rd. Turn right (northwest) and continue for 4.2 miles. Turn right (northeast) onto SR 626/Abram Penn Hwy and follow until turning left onto Homestead Ln. Follow 0.5 miles to parking on either side.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (276) 694-7181
  • Website
  • Access: General: Free, Daily. Guided Tours: Apr-Oct, Sat & Sun, Fee

Birds Recently Seen at The Reynolds Homestead (as reported to eBird)

  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • American Crow
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • American Robin
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Field Sparrow

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Parking
  • Phone
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms