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Edge Wade, December 2008
163 acres  Montgomery Co.  DeLorme 39, C-6/7
GPS:  38.8819714724,-91.5809159648
Map:  http://extra.mdc.mo.gov/documents/area_brochures/8008map.pdf
MDC owned; for information call 573-254-3990
 
Directions:  From I-70 Exit # 170 (Mineola exit), go south on Rt. J to Mineola, then west on Rt. N about one mile to a left turn onto CR 278 (a.k.a. Graveyard Hill Rd.) for about 3/4 mile to area sign (on the left).
 
When to Visit/Species to Expect:  Anytime for typical bottomland and grassland species in expected season.  Spring migrants are good near the river.
 
Features of interest to birders:  Entrance road transects old field habitat with a good variety of grassland and shrub species.  Canoe launch provides access to the Loutre River.  Parking area offers an opportunity to listen and watch for riparian corridor species.
 
Toilets:  None
 
Camping:  Designated primitive area
 
Hazards/Limitations:  Overgrown two-track is the only access to the excellent riparian habitat upstream from the parking area at the canoe launch.
 
Nearby Birding Sites:  Graham Cave SP, Danville CA, Whetstone Creek CA.