Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge
The Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge in Franklin was established to provide critical habitat for the Louisiana black bear. The refuge provides a home for an abundance of wildlife including neotropical songbirds, wading birds, waterfowl, reptiles, and amphibians. Options include the Franklin Walking Trail and the Boardwalk.
Cotten Road/Green Foundation Property
Green Foundation property off Cotten Road, During the winter months, this bottomland hardwood forest includes wet sites that attract Great Blue Heron, White Ibis, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested and Neotropic cormorants, Lesser Scaup, and Ring-necked Duck, along with raptors such as Red-tailed and Sharp-shinned hawks, Merlin, American Kestrel and American bald eagle.
Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge - Franklin Walking Trail or Boardwalk
Franklin Walking Trail - Friday, 2 pm, Saturday, 2 pm
Boardwalk - Friday, 2 pm, Saturday, 2 pm
Cotten Road/Green Foundation Property - Friday, 10 am, Friday 2 pm, Saturday, 2 pm