Quilt Blocks  LbNA # 9863 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateAug 5 2004
LocationConnersville, IN
Planted ByTrailStompers    
Found By Bratso
Last Found Aug 21 2009
Hike Distance?

This letterbox is hidden at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, a member of the Indiana Audubon society. It's a very nice place in the country, popular with birdwatchers. Also a great place for picnicing and fishing. Meetings, reunions, etc. may be held by appointment. Just pick which set of directions you need from below.

From Indianapolis using I-70

Take I-70 east from Indianapolis and exit south at Exit 137 onto SR 1. Follow the signs on the south side of Connersville to SR 121. Head south on SR 121 for approximately 3.5 miles to CR 350 S, which will be on your right just after a bridge. Turn right (west) onto CR 350 S. Drive approximately 3 miles, where you will come to a 90° turn. The gravel road directly in front of you is the beautiful Sanctuary entrance.

From Indianapolis using SR 52 and SR 44

Take Highway 52 from Indianapolis to Rushville, where you will want to catch SR 44. Drive east on SR 44 until to CR 525 W in Fayette County, which is approximately 3.5 miles from the Fayette/Rush County line. Turn right(south) on CR 525 W for drive for 0.7 mile. Turn left (east) onto CR 150 S and drive 0.7 mile. At the next intersection, turn right (south) on the winding Bird Sanctuary Road. In 1.2 miles you will come to a "T" intersection. Turn right into the beautiful Sanctuary entrance road.

From Cincinnati

Exit I-74 in Indiana at Exit 169 (Highway 52). Drive north on Highway 52 through Brookville and Metamora to SR 121. Turn right (north) onto SR 121 and drive approximately 12 miles to CR 350 S (look for the sign indicating the turn off for Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary). Drive approximately 3 miles. The gravel road directly in front of you is the beautiful Sanctuary entrance.

When you get there, go on into the sanctuary and keep driving til you see the PARKING sign, and park. In front of you as you pull into the parking spot, there will be a small stone ampitheater built into the ground. If you look to the left, there's a roofed wooden stand that has maps of the premises posted. Inside the boxes mounted there, you will find maps to take with you, bird lists, etc. Take a map and be on your way. From where you find the map, you will see a red barn near some ponds. Go past the barn, between two ponds. On the other side of the ponds, you will turn right and find Tulip Poplar Trail. Take this trail into the woods and when you come to a crossroads, turn right. The sign will say 35, but I believe it means that is the way to trail #3 and trail #5. Check the map to see what I mean. When you get to where the trail turns sharply left, there will be a bare wooden post there at the corner. There's also a four-trunked tree in front of you. The skinny trunk is an oddball. Look down below for the Quilt Blocks box. Be careful reaching into the hole as there are a few briar branches. From this spot, you can look to your right and see the red barn through the trees. Please hide the box well, and tuck it into its spot so it won't tumble down into the gulley. Please contact me if you don't find it. NOTE: I recommend hunting for "Happy Turtle" next. :)