Bird Sanctuary Trail  LbNA # 42988

Placed DateAug 17 2008
LocationWakefield, KS
Found By Butterfly Jane
Last Found Nov 9 2009
Hike Distance?

The Kansas Landscape Arboretum lies just south of Wakefield on the west side of Milford Reservoir. Over 1,000 species of native and exotic woody plants adapted to the Kansas environment are found here. The Arboretum is open daily from 8 A.M. to dusk, March 1 to October 31. Stop at the kiosk off the Utah street entrance for a brochure. Much of the area is left in native vegetation, and foot trails provide easy access to both prairie and woodland habitats. There are four short trails on the Arboretum. At 1 mile, the Woodland Trail is the longest. The Bird Sanctuary Trail circles a small pond. The Meadow Willow Trail follows a riparian corridor and the Wild Acres Trail circles a prairie meadow.

You will be hiking on the Bird Sanctuary Trail. From the map area inside the Arboretum, follow the road to the right. Locate the small parking area with the tree mark Poison Ivy. Walk North til you spot the bird house on the nature trail tree. Follow the trail up the root step to the covered veiwing area. Contuine right on the trail. At the split turn left and cross thhe bridge. Following the trail you will cross under a "lean-to" of tree branches and across another bridge. Begin looking for another sign marked "Poison Ivy". You are now entering the "land of the evergreens". From the sign walk 42 steps to the end of the first grass area. Turn to your right and duck down low. Weaver and way under the evergreen branches toward the right until you find a small clearing. Face west where the smallest evergreen does rest. Turn left and in the biggest of 3 is where I'll be. Crawl toward the back of the tree and you will see me.

The stamp is simple and made of an eraser. Sorry it is not more professional. Hope everyone enjoys the box. Please mark your findings so I know it has been found.