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Busch Wildlife Area

the Busch Wildlife Area is part of Howell (historical), United States.

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STOP!

STOP!
Made by Vamsi Illindala
That's probably for birds! This is inside the August Busch Memorial Conservation Area, St Charles, Missouri, USA. I wish I had gone there in the spring or fall. Summer is terrible here in St. Louis, as it is probably everywhere else. Firstly, this wild life conservation area has very few wild animals. And the animals that were there wouldn't come out during the day, partly due to the intense heat. But there is plenty to photograph in the area. It is a pretty huge area--about 6000 acres-- with 32 lakes inside exclusively used for fishing. Naturally, there are a lot of birds and insects, but white-tailed deers, rabbits, tortoises, etc., can be rarely spotted. The area is open from 6AM to 10PM daily. I went there alone on a weekend to see what it has to offer for a hobby photographer like me. I thought it was pretty decent for a couple of visits early in the morning. I took , another photography enthusiast, and we reached there by 6:15AM. By 7:30, we were not able to bear the heat, and by 8:30, we were out of there. But I did get some good pictures, especially macros with my Sigma 70-300, and will share them soon.

WWII storage for TNT or burial vault?

WWII storage for TNT or burial vault?
Made by locotuss
Bunker was a TNT-ammo storage area for WWII.it is one of several that are in the wildlife area of Busch Wildlife. Years ago there were still empty crates that were marked TNT, most of these bunkers were welded shut, also there was a uranium production plant in the area, now there is a storage mountain for the hazardous waste from the demolition of the plant, it was stored under a massive rock pile making it the highest area in St Charles County,MO

Green Heron, Butorides virescens (Ardeidae)

Green Heron, Butorides virescens (Ardeidae)
Made by Bill Dahl
The Green Heron, Butorides virescens (Ardeidae) is a truly stealth hunter. Moving slowly, in absolute silence, it hops, steps and moves from one log, branch or stump to another. It stops, stands as if frozen, apart from the peering eyes. Suddenly, in a flash of movement it takes a small minnow. Taken in the August A. Busch Conservation Area, Weldon Springs, Missouri. - Bill Dahl (WMDahl)

Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias (Ardeidae)

Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias (Ardeidae)
Made by Bill Dahl
Sunrise slowly taking shape behind a Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias (Ardeidae) through the early morning mist, August A. Busch Conservation Area, Weldon Springs, Missouri. - Bill Dahl (WMDahl)

Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias (Ardeidae)

Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias (Ardeidae)
Made by Bill Dahl
Great Blue Herons, Ardea herodias (Ardeidae) finding fishing positions in the early morning light. August A. Busch Conservation Area, Weldon Springs, Missouri. - Bill Dahl (WMDahl)

Canadian Geese, Branta canadensis (Anatidae)

Canadian Geese, Branta canadensis (Anatidae)
Made by Bill Dahl
Canadian Geese, Branta canadensis (Anatidae) taking flight on their southern journey from the August A. Busch Conservation Area, Weldon Springs, Missouri. - Bill Dahl (WMDahl)

Green Heron, Butorides virescens (Ardeidae)

Green Heron, Butorides virescens (Ardeidae)
Made by Bill Dahl
Green Heron, Butorides virescens (Ardeidae) a truly stealth hunter. Taken in the August A. Busch Conservation Area, Weldon Springs, Missouri. - Bill Dahl (WMDahl)

Canadian Geese, Branta canadensis (Anatidae)

Canadian Geese, Branta canadensis (Anatidae)
Made by Bill Dahl
Canadian Geese, Branta canadensis (Anatidae) taking off early in the morning, August A. Busch Conservation Area, Weldon Springs, Missouri. - Bill Dahl (WMDahl)

Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias (Ardeidae)

Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias (Ardeidae)
Made by Bill Dahl
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias (Ardeidae) in the early morning sunlight. August A. Busch Conservation Area, Weldon Springs, Missouri. - Bill Dahl (WMDahl)

Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias (Ardeidae)

Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias (Ardeidae)
Made by Bill Dahl
Moon setting over a Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias (Ardeidae) at the August A. Busch Conservation Area, Weldon Springs, Missouri. - Bill Dahl (WMDahl)

Belted Kingfisher, Alcedo alcyon (Alcedinidae)

Belted Kingfisher, Alcedo alcyon (Alcedinidae)
Made by Bill Dahl
Belted Kingfisher , Alcedo alcyon (Alcedinidae) taken at the August A. Busch Conservation Area, Weldon Springs, Missouri. - Bill Dahl (WMDahl)

Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias (Ardeidae)

Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias (Ardeidae)
Made by Bill Dahl
Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias (Ardeidae) taken at the August A. Busch Conservation Area, Weldon Springs, Missouri. - Bill Dahl (WMDahl)

Green Heron, Butorides virescens (Ardeidae)

Green Heron, Butorides virescens (Ardeidae)
Made by Bill Dahl
Green Heron, Butorides virescens (Ardeidae) taken at the August A. Busch Conservation Area, Weldon Springs, Missouri. - Bill Dahl (WMDahl)

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch
Made by Roland Kilcher
Red-breasted Nuthatch at suit feeder at Busch Conservation Area. St. Charles, MO. December 2010.

Lake No. 5

Lake No. 5
Made by robertjosiah
Kept heartily stocked with black bass. None of which I am capable of catching, apparently.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker
Made by Roland Kilcher
Female Downy Woodpecker at Busch Conservation Area. St. Charles, MO. December 2010.

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch
Made by Roland Kilcher
White-breasted Nuthatch at Busch Conservation Area. St. Charles, MO. December 2010.

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Made by Roland Kilcher
Red-bellied Woodpecker at Busch Conservation Area. St. Charles, MO. December 2010.

White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow
Made by Roland Kilcher
White-throated Sparrow at Busch Conservation Area. St. Charles, MO. December 2010.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker
Made by Roland Kilcher
Male Downy Woodpecker at Busch Conservation Area. St. Charles, MO. December 2010.



Nearest places of interest:

Defiance Trailhead for Katy Trail
Matson - KATY Trail Parking & Access
WSSRAP: Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project
The Cell
  Enclave Apartment Complex at Winghaven
Park Place Retirement Home
Immaculate Conception of Dardenne - Catholic Grade School
National Equestrian Center

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