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BSES Nature Trail

The Bethel Springs Elementary School Nature Trail is an outdoor learning space for both the students and community! During the school day, the trail is only open to students. Before school, after school, and on weekends, the trail is open to anyone who would like to visit! The Nature Trail is equipped with education signage, benches, and outdoor learning spaces for visitors!

The trail features a .6 mile path that runs through a warm-season grass meadow, secondary growth forest, more mature deciduous forest, and vernal pools. Also, one of the headwaters of Naaman's Creek is situated just upstream from the trail, and Naaman's Creek runs through the south edge of the campus. 

To visit the Nature Trail, make a right once you enter the parking lot and follow the parking lot around the right side of the building. Head to the far right corner of the parking lot to find the trailhead. Look for the trail sign!

Download our BSES Nature Trail Map right here!

Nature Trail Resources


Birds of Bethel Springs Checklist, 6th Edition

The Birds of Bethel Springs Checklist (6th Edition) is the perfect pocket companion for counting birds on the Nature Trail! Not only does it leave room for writing bird totals, but it also provides a color-coded key to see what time of year a bird is expected to be on the trail. The 6th Edition checklist features all 133 species ever recorded on the trail!


BSES Nature Trail Map

Check out the BSES Nature Trail Map to navigate through the trail system! Illustrated by an excellent 5th grade artist, Kiarha.


eBird Hotspot - Nature Trail at BSES

The website is a citizen science effort created by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology to track bird populations all around the world. Check out the birding hotspot data collected by Trailblazers on!

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