Elkhorn Garden Plot

  • Size: A few acres
  • Habitat: Vegetable and flower garden plots surrounded by deciduous shrubs, trees, and grass.
  • Best Months: Fall and early winter.
  • Coverage Time: One-half hour to as much as one to two hours at the peak of fall migration.
  • Trails/Paths: Mown grass strips allow access in the plot area. Do not walk into individual plots.
  • Notable Birds: Black-crowned Night-Heron, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Alder Flycatcher, Marsh Wren, Orange-crowned Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Connecticut Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Vesper Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Dickcissel, Purple Finch, and Pine Siskin.
  • Amenities: Three picnic tables, mostly for use of the gardeners.
  • Handicapped Access: Not easily accessible.
  • Operation and Hours: Howard County park; dawn to dusk.
  • Special Attractions: Late season southern butterflies are regularly spotted among the flowers planted in many plots.
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Compiler: Jim Wilkinson

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