The Elusive Red Wolf **missing**  LbNA # 4408 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateJun 20 2003
CountyVirginia Beach city
LocationVirginia Beach, VA
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Last Found
Hike Distance?

((The Red wolf has gone into hiding. I need to find a new spot to hide him. He is currently MIA 7/20/03))

To get to the trailhead.
From Rosemont Road, Turn Right onto Virginia Beach Blvd.
Turn Right onto King's Grant Road. At dead end turn right onto Francis Land Lane. Park on the right before the Rose Hall Apartments. The trailhead is located by the small brick building across the street.


This site marks the remnants of a 1,000-acre colonial plantation, and is interpreted with an elevated boardwalk and terminus deck that provides views of moist woodlands, creek, and ephemeral ponds. The Pine Tree Branch of the Lynnhaven River flows through this small site. Freshwater and saltwater species such as Fiddler Crab, turtles, and muskrat can be seen here. Cottonwood/pine woodland provides habitat for woodpeckers, Brown Thrasher, Great-crested Flycatcher, and numerous other species. At least three species of swallowtail, including Elegant Zebra Swallowtail occur here. The trail provides visual access to a number of uncommon native plants. This is a small site that is accessible to wheelchairs. A few interpretive signs provide some historic context for the site. A nearby historic house museum, the Francis Land House, is open for public visitation 6 days per week (admission fee).

The Clues:

Walk down the wooden path untill it ends in gravel between two large pines. Follow the Gravel path, never straying off of it. Soon you will come to another wooden path. Follow this path until it ends. Stand in the center of the giant wooden spider's web with the path at your back. With your right hand, point to the large wooden fence pole on the right directly in front of you. Count six similar poles (including the first one) and beneath the sixth you will find the footprint of the elusive Red wolf. Stamp in and then enjoy the history of the place.