eBird Bar Charts by Season
Tips for birding Junction Earthworks
Mississippi Kites have been observed at this hotspot in recent years.
About Junction Earthworks
The new Archaeological Park and Nature Preserve, Junction Earthworks, is open to the public 365 days of the year from 9 am to sunset at no charge. The park features 2000-year-old Native American earthworks, three nature trails providing over three miles of hiking, and a 70-acre native prairie providing spectacular summer wildflowers and rare grassland birds.
Junction is composed of nine ceremonial earthworks constructed by the Hopewell Culture roughly 2000 years ago. In their original form, the ceremonial enclosures were outlined with raised earthen walls and ringed with ditches, together covering 20 acres of land. Even though the earthworks were no longer visible to the eye when the site was purchased, with the modern technology of magnetic surveying and interpretive mowing, the earthworks are once again being revealed. Of special significance is one of the earthwork enclosures that is shaped like a four-leaf clover, called the Quatrefoil. This geometric shape has never been found in any other Hopewell earthworks. No one knew Quatrefoil existed until the 2006 magnetic survey revealed its presence. Squier & Davis had surveyed the shape erroneously as a circle back in the 1840s, and the error was perpetuated for over a hundred and fifty years.
From Junction Earthworks webpage
No restroom facilities.