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SCHIFFERDECKER (W.L.) MEMORIAL CONSERVATION AREA
Edge Wade, August 2008
240 acres  Carroll Co.  DeLorme 28, E-4
GPS:  39.3726564038,-93.6821695558
 
Directions:  From Carrollton, go about 6 miles west on Rt. E to the junction with Rt. D.  Go south on Rt. D to reach main entrance.  Or, from Norborne, go about 4.5 miles north on Rt. D.
 
When to Visit/Species to Expect:  Spring, early summer, autumn.  Area has potential for some very good birding for upland species, wetland birds, as well as small nesting passerines.
 
Features of interest to birders:  Main entrance is at southwest corner of the area, on east side of Rt. D, near a memorial monument.  3 parking areas, 2 easily viewed ponds are along this road.  Overall, a good variety of habitats, much of it accessible by car or with little walking.
 
Car may be parked at the “Y” intersection of routes D and E to bird the northwest corner, a woody area with planted native trees and interesting signs.
 
A 40-acre segment on the east side of the area, connected only by the corner, has creek bottom habitat.
 
Toilets:  None
 
Camping:  Primitive in parking areas
 
Hazards/Limitations:  Turkey creek ditch (east 40 acres) subject to flooding.