Nice find! The map is a tad confusing with “up” being west. I switched the
map around to up being north and also added a Google Maps screenshot of the
area with a red pin trying to match the vicinity of your “x”. 130th Street
is the road ending NW of the red pin in Google map.
On Sun, May 13, 2018 at 9:45 PM Jim Forde <jimforde...> wrote:
> There's a singing PRAIRIE WARBLER at the west most Croton Unit of Shimek
> State Forest. The unit is untamed and ticky. I had a dozen ticks
> in my clothing afterwards even though taking all precautions to limit
> them. Some were even in my pockets.
> The location is difficult to explain so I'm attaching a photo of a map
> with "X" marking the spot. This unit is at the end of 130th Ave. and
> from the end one walks the trail south to the creek. The trail forks on
> the other side but both paths are part of a large loop. The right
> or west trail has a connecting trail that shouldn't be taken unless you
> want to explore the western reaches of the unit. The east trail ends up
> at a large mowed opening and from there you want to go S.W. and try to
> find the unit's boundary. That spot is a corner of two fence lines with
> a vast pasture type field on the other side. The corner is the entrance to
> the warbler's bushy field on the east side of the north/south fence.
> I believe there was narrow path of flattened grass that lead me to it.
> Jim Forde
> Cedar Rapids
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