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CHLOE LOWRY MARSH NATURAL AREA
Edge Wade, 2008
115 acres  Mercer Co.  DeLorme 15, H-9
GPS:  40.4318110824,-93.6124471374
Map:  http://extra.mdc.mo.gov/documents/area_brochures/9225map.pdf
MDC owned; for additional information call 660-646-6122
 
Directions:  From Hwy. 136 at Princeton, go north on Rt. FF one mile; turn left (west) onto Fernwood Place (sign for airport) and go 2 miles to the parking lot on the right.
 
When to Visit/Species to Expect: Anytime, but especially when marsh species are migrating or may be nesting.
 
Exploration of this area may turn up a good variety of marsh species not often seen in the far north of the state.
 
At least 6 plant species of concern in the state are found here.
 
Features of interest to birders:  This is an extraordinary area, especially for north Missouri.
 
Forty acres of freshwater marsh and 15 acres of wet-mesic prairie are easily accessed via the abandoned railroad bed that transects the marsh.  The railroad berm is reached from the parking area by a mowed path. This provides one of the easiest accesses in the state to a natural marsh.
 
A 10-acre stand of mature wood/savanna is also reached by the old railroad.  The Weldon Fork of the Grand River touches the northwest corner of the area.
 
Toilets:  None
 
Camping:  None
 
Hazards/Limitations:  None noted.
 
Nearby Birding Sites:  Lake Pahoe CA, Wayne Helton Mem. WA.