The old growth pines in the forest provide habitat for the red cockaded woodpecker, and the forest staff has painted white bands around nesting trees. We chanced to meet an outstanding amateur naturalist, who pulled out a map of his own creation with details and highlights of the best observing areas. With his guidance we had a great day in the field and will surely return.
> Better maps online.
> Maps available in the forest, especially when the park office is closed, as it was on Memorial Day.
> Trail and road marking. Basic trail wands would do, the tall flexible brown kind found at trailheads and trail junctions in many state and national parks.