Blackburn's Resort is a 26 acre official Arkansas State Bird Sanctuary and wildlife haven. Hikers, joggers, and bicyclists enjoy our near traffic-free roads and trails. From early spring through late fall wildflowers grow on, and all around the resort. In the autumn the hardwood foliage is spectacular. And one of the most enjoyable things about this part of Arkansas is that there are very few mosquitoes. You can enjoy all the area natural beauty without fighting a plague of mosquitoes!
Deer, wild turkey, opossums, raccoons, squirrels, woodchucks, chipmunks, red and gray foxes, flying squirrels, and armadillos all live on the property or roam through it on a regular basis. We have three purple martin houses with a healthy martin population.
Also common are blue birds, brown thrashers, all kinds of finches, cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches, several species of woodpeckers including piliated woodpeckers, pine siskins, titmice, chipping sparrows, wrens, juncos, red polls, grosbeaks, robins, and many more songbirds. Whippoorwills, mockingbirds, and owls fill the night air with their songs. Hummingbirds are everywhere and we have feeders for them on most porches. They are not afraid of people so you can see them up close. We even have a pair of road runners living on the property!
Butterflies and wildflowers appear from April through early November. Hickory, several species of both white and red oak, sassafras, are just a few of the tree species found along the way. In addition to bird houses we also have placed several feeding stations along the trail. Signs identify tree species and other points of interest.