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BRUNS (DR. BERNARD) ACCESS
Edge Wade
77 acres  Osage Co.  DeLorme 38, I-3
GPS:  38.4513768467,-91.9657910084
Map:  http://extra.mdc.mo.gov/documents/area_brochures/7830map.pdf
MDC owned; for information call 573-884-6861
 
Directions:  From US 63, a little more than 1 mile north of Westphalia, turn east onto Osage Co. Rd. 609.  Stay on it (bear right) at Y-junction; then bear right at the farmhouse.
 
When to Visit/Species to Expect:  Anytime.  A good mix of species can be found, including eagles, kingfishers, flycatchers, and oscines in the proper seasons.
 
Features of interest to birders:  The road traverses upland grasslands, then riparian/grassland interface.  There is a good diversity of habitat, including large bottomland trees, scrub and old fields.
 
Four parking lots/pull-outs provide points to begin short exploration forays.
 
Toilets:  None
 
Camping:  Walk-in and back pack along the road and in parking areas.  Seasonal closures may apply.
 
Hazards/Limitations:  None noted other than high water possible on the Maries River.
 
Nearby Birding Sites:  Painted Rock CA, Clark’s Hill/Norton SHS, Smoky Waters CA, Bonnot’s Mill Access, Mari-Osa Access