Join us for a joint field trip of the Columbia Audubon Society and the Hawthorn Chapter of the Native Plant Society at Hundred Acre Woods, a property of the Greenbelt Land Trust.
Hundred Acre Woods is a wonderful property with woodland and grassland habitats that feature high botanical biodiversity. As timing coincides with the season of peak songbird migration, this trip should be a delight to naturalists of all types. The land was owned and managed by the late Jim and Joanna Whitley, who donated the property with the intent that it be used for outdoor education. Active management at the property continues with prescribed burns, invasive control, and the seeding of native plants.
Meet at 8 a.m. Estimated duration: 3–4 hours. Estimated walking distance: 1–1.5 mies.
The property does not have formal trails, so please wear sturdy shoes. Tick abundance in Missouri tends to be on the upswing in early May, so please prepare accordingly. (If you apply bug spray at the site, please be considerate of others and do so downwind. Or consider protective clothing such as Rynoskin as an alternative to chemical control.) No bathroom facilities are available.
RSVP: Advance signup is not required, but we would appreciate having a loose sense of how many people (and vehicles) might be coming. Email trip leaders Eric & Joanna Reuter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions to the site: (Please note: This property is not open to the public without permission.) From US 63 N, turn east and then immediately south on Pinnacles Road. At the entrance to Pinnacles Youth Park, follow the road left across a bridge and continue another ~1.25 miles, past a Girl Scout camp, to the property. Parking will be along the gravel road; trip leaders will be on-site.
Rain date: Sunday May 14 at 8 a.m. Please refer to the listing on the Columbia Audubon Society website (https://www.columbia-audubon.org/hundred-acre-woods-2023/) for official updates on trip status.