We chose the Falls Branch Trail first because we wanted to make sure we got to see the waterfall. The following images are from our first round on this trail:
Footbridge Photo Op
The first wildlife we spotted was a male Summer Tanager:
The Trail continued along the river, over footbridges and to the falls:
Our final day together
Take Me to the River
After enjoying the falls for a bit, we headed up on the Dam Mountain Trail which as we were climbing the switchbacks, we spotted a few birds twittering about including lots of Pine and Prairie Warblers:
Prairie Warbler. It's difficult to tell the two apart. The Prairie Warbler has yellow extending all the way down his underside and a black eye line through the eye and below. Both are quick little flyers!
We saw a few other interesting things on our way up and the view at the top was quite lovely:
After coming down off the Dam Mountain Trail, we still had a couple of hours left of our afternoon so we returned to the Falls trail once more and took a few more photos as well as soaked our feet. We had the whole falls to ourselves and it was a lovely way to end the day.
Flares over Falls
And finally, on our way back to the car we logged some Canadian Geese and Mallards:
Next up, our final day in Arkansas...