Fort Pillow State Historic ParkApproximately 15 miles SW of Henning, TN Lauderdale County, TN
Site Directions: Take TN Highway 87 west from Henning and go about 16.5 miles to the intersection of Highway 87 with TN Highway 207. Turn right onto Highway 207 and follow it to the park.
Lat-Long: 35.640505, -89.836582, headquarters
Hours: 8 AM to sunset
Seasonality: year round
Site Description: This 1,642 acre park contains outstanding examples of Loess Bluff upland hardwood forests. Some areas contain trees of major age and size. There is also some Mississippi River riverfront habitat present. The site has been designated as a Wildlife Observation Area by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
Wildlife to Watch: Area is an excellent location to observe a wide variety of forest birds in summer such as Prothonotary Warbler, Mississippi Kite, Acadian Flycatcher, Wood Thrush, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Northern Parulas.
Large numbers of congregating and migrating swallows can be seen in July and August.