Yellowwood State Forest contains over 23,000 acres of multi-age forest in western Brown County. One of my favorite sections of this property is found at Lucas Hollow along a trail I refer to as “Warbler Alley.” Some of the most sought-after warbler species–the Cerulean, Hooded, and Worm-eating Warblers–can often be found on this tour.
It’s not just warblers that like the habitat found in Lucas Hollow. Other colorful songbirds we often encounter in this area include the Indigo Bunting, Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, and Yellow-billed Cuckoo. During migration or breeding season, Lucas Hollow provides a treat for all level of birders.
We will also stop at T.C. Steele State Historic Site and the Crooked Creek State Recreation Area for more great birds. We will depart Bloomington at 9:00 a.m. It’s about a 20 minute driving to our birding trail.