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Brian,
  If you have the Weldon Spring Conservation Area Map, see the turn west off US 40 onto Missouri 94.  On the map you see the crosshatched area indicating Shotgun Only Zone mostly to the south of 94 before you reach the turnhoff to the northwest onto County Road D leading to the entrance to Busch CA.  About an inch from 40 you see the black square for parking lot with a trail leading SSE along the west edge of the crosshatch area.   This is what we refer to as the Blue Grosbeak Trail, because it has been a reliable nesting area for the birds for the last few years.  It is also good for Harris Sparrow, Henslow Sparrow, Willow Flycatcher, Bell's Vireo, Yellow Warbler, migrating Bobolinks and other favorites that are not always easy to find.
   
  The map aside, look for the first turnoff to the left from 94 (not the paved road to the carpoolers fenced parking lot) for a white gravel parking lot with big white boulders lining the side next to the road.  And if you get off the trail into the fields, expect ticks!
   
  Enjoy this great birding spot.
   
  Jackie Chain
  St Louis County
   
   
   
   
  
Brian Thornton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
  Sorry for another newbie question but where is this trail? I can't find it 
on the Weldons Spring CA map.

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