Lake of the Ozarks State Park
4968 Rangeline Rd, Columbia, MO
AFTERNOON FIELD TRIP
We will leave the visitor center’s parking lot at 3:00 p.m. by foot and explore Bradford Farms. Wear your tallest waterproof boots, if you want, as Brad will take us through some shallow water areas in hopes of flushing Rails and Marsh and Sedge Wrens. Other target species include Vesper, Le Conte’s and Nelson’s Sparrows. Expect lots of slow walking and many bird species! We will return to the parking lot at dark.
Leader: Brad Jacobs
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Prairie Fork Conservation Area, Williamsburg, MO 63388
Carpool leaves Patricia's Foods at 8am. Amber Edwards, Education Coordinator, is meeting the group at Prairie Fork at 9 am. Located in eastern Calloway County, it is used for educational experiences in topics including forestry and soils. It has been managed in close cooperation with the University of Missouri and Prairie Fork Trust and much effort has been made to restore parts of this 711 acre area to the natural prairie/savanna habitat that once graced this region of Missouri.
Laurie Shawver 573-999-5962 or Lori Turner email@example.com
Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 16194 Swan Lake Ave. Sumner, MO 64681
The Big Sit And Possibly The Swallow Gathering.
We will join the Grand River Audubon Society for ‘The Big Sit’ on the observation deck at Swan Lake NWR, this entails participants sitting in a circle with a 17 ft. radius facing outward, that way we have a 360° vantage point. The goal is to see as many bird species as possible in a 24-hour period; this does not mean we all have to be there for 24 hours. GRAS will have a BBQ going for lunch so please bring a side for the pot luck.
If the Swallow Gathering is on another day we will have a separate field trip with a choice of having dinner at a Bed and Breakfast nearby, it will be very short notice -FYI.
Lori Turner and Edge Wade
Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Rocky Top Trailhead
We’ll carpool from the AC Commuter Parking Lot at 7:30 a.m. The lot is on the southeast corner of the AC exit off Hwy 63 on Lenoir St. If you’re not joining the carpool, meet at Rocky Top Trailhead at 9:00 a.m. After the trip we’ll have lunch at Shawnee Bluff Winery.
Rocky Top Trail is a wonderful example of just how important fire is to maintaining native glades and woodlands that once dominated the landscapes of this region. It consists of 2 loops, joining a half mile from the trailhead, totaling 2 miles of nature viewing. For a map of the trail please visit: http://mostateparks.com/trails/lake-ozarks-state-park