FYI for out-of-towners: since July 4th is the usual kick-off time for "fall" shorebirding and a Greater Yellowlegs has been reported already so thought I would pass on this info.
There will be various hours Riverlands MBS will be closed for the upcoming July 4th holiday: June 29, 30, July 1,2,4, open only 7AM - 7 PM. July 3, closed 10:30 PM. (fireworks viewing and party event) Did not get the Linc. Shields closures. (site of fireworks set-up). It was closed on Sat. June 23 due to fireworks set-up.
Check out the Audubon Center at Riverlands Facebook page maybe later today or tomorrow for entire closure info. There is a phone number on the page for more info or if the closure info is not posted (ALSO, to see if there are still mudflats in Ellis Bay, etc)
Good "fall" and full moon birding, Charlene Malone StL co