||Hiking day trip at the Pontotoc Ridge nature preserve SE of Ada and the nearby small town of Stonewall in Pontotoc County. This is a Nature Conservancy site with stone outcrops, bluffs, late summer wildflowers, and birding opportunities, as part of the southern Oklahoma Cross Timbers ecosystem. There will also be an opportunity to visit some spring “seeps” and marshlands, with their own unique plant, bird and animal life. Driving time should be between 1 and one half to 2 hours, mostly down I-35, then east to Ada and Stonewall. Pack a lunch. The car parking and carpooling location is to be determined. Please “Google-up” this site. There are a couple of very informative, short write-ups on this site.