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Just to the southwest of Turkeycock Mountain, near the North Carolina border, the City of Martinsville offers numerous wildlife watching opportunities, including parkland filled with wildlife. The forests are at their best in migration when neotropical migrants can congregate en masse. The woods and fields east of Martinsville have become perfect areas for breeding birds such as northern bobwhite, indigo bunting and prairie warbler. While in Martinsville, drop by the Virginia Museum of Natural History for an in-depth introduction to the area’s history, which dates back several million years.

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