Migration Station LbNA # 36535
|Placed Date||Nov 6 2007|
Please note that this stamp is only available at certain times. See below for details.
This box is located (with permission) at Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge. This area encompasses 3750 acres and was created to restore, protect and manage a rich variety of habitats along the Mississippi River for the benefit of more than 240 species of migratory birds, as well as many other kinds of river wildlife. Bring binoculars and a bird identification guide to enhance your trek! Peak waterfowl migrations occur from late-October through Mid-December and from March into April. Spring shorebird and warbler migrations usually peak around the first part of May. In winter, bald eagles are plentiful! You will need to finish your quest before the Visitor Center is closed; the hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. MONDAY - FRIDAY.
From St. Charles or Lincoln County, take Hwy 79 north to the town of Annada (approx. 35 miles north of I-70). Turn right on County Road 206 (directly across from Hwy H) and proceed one mile to the refuge office.
1. Get a map of the refuge area from the Visitors’ Center and drive to the nature trail loop at the north end of the park.
2. Walk the nature trail, taking the left path to start around the loop.
3. Cross one culvert going under the path.
4. Note the double-trunked tree shortly afterward on the left.
5. After a while, cross one culvert going under the path. At this point, look straight ahead to a white sign with blue lettering off the trail where it turns right.
6. Read the sign and remember the second line – this is your “password”.
7. Continue the loop back to your car.
8. Return to the Visitors’ Center and tell one of the naturalists there the password. He/she will give you the letterbox so that you can stamp in (if it someone new who doesn't know what you're talking about, tell them it's a round plastic container, covered with black duct tape). Be sure to tell them about any special bird sightings!