Wayside Rest Park

"Good birding in 30 minutes or less." should be the slogan for this park. Wayside park offers good birding for those who are visiting Marshall, but who do not have enough time for a trip away from city limits. There is suitable woodland here to trap migrants, and play host to nesting Eastern Screech Owl, and about 20 acres of tallgrass prairie for grassland birds - especially during migration. Fall migration is the best time here as the grasses are tall, and the fruit trees are providing for fall migrants. Red-shafted Flicker has been seen here, and I'm convinced the next Northern Mockingbird will be found here. The trails are good and flat, and offer prairie, river, and woodland access.

Wayside Rest Park Map