Nature’s Wonders Along the Talimena Scenic Drive
The Ouachita Mountains are distinctive because they run predominantly east to west rather than north to south. This creates a unique diversity of plants and animals that exist on either side of the mountains.
The beautiful Ouachita National Forest provides a habitat for numerous species of birds. From birds of prey, to “Bird Island” in Lake Ouachita there is surely an uncommon bird to be sought by amateur bird watchers to the most devout ornithologist.
If you look hard enough you are sure to see something looking back at you along the byway. The wildlife is so prolific you can always see someone going along their daily routine. Whether you want to see a furry, feathered or six-legged friend, you don’t have to look far to find it.