Lee County

Franklin Creek Nature Preserve

This high-quality woods has two access points. The westernmost is at the picnic shelter on Old Mill Rd. just east of Twist Rd. From here there is a paved path that follows the creek for about a mile. Breeding species that can be found along this trail include Barred Owl, Whip-poor-will, Tufted Titmouse, Acadian Flycatcher, Northern Parula, American Redstart, Wood Thrush, Veery, Pileated Woodpecker, Scarlet Tanager, Great-crested Flycatcher and other expected woodland species. In the woods to the south-west of the east parking area (the entrance is just east/south of where Deer Path Ln intersects Old Mill Rd) Cerulean Warbler and Broad-winged Hawk have been found in summer.

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