How long -- A series of routes add up to about a 1.4-mile loop.
Surface -- Different sections in asphalt, wood chips and gravel.
Difficulty -- Easy, but the grounds have several staircases and gentle hills.
Can be used for -- Walking.
Hiker's journal -- A walk through the park will be distracting, but the artwork is engaging enough that you won't pay attention to your exercise. As with many trails, the areas away from the entrance are less traveled and lend themselves to more solitude. Often, the clusters of art will include benches or other places to sit. The exhibitions are regularly placed along the walkways. The Mound City exhibition ends Sunday. The park has wireless tours that can be run through electronic devices.
Wheelchair accessible -- On the asphalt sections, but steps could be a problem. Most areas are accessible if you find the right parking lot.
Parking -- Plenty of parking.
Dogs -- On leash outdoors and outdoors only.
Facilities -- At the main building.
Hours -- For the park,
More information -- Visit laumeiersculpturepark.org or call 314-615-5278.
Harvest Moon over the confluence
What -- Before the sun sets, the Harvest Moon rises over the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Join a guided walk on the paved wooded path from the slough to the confluence to watch the rising Harvest Moon, then head back to the levee top to catch the last rays of the sun as it sets over the prairie.
Ages -- 6 years and older.
How much -- Free, but reservations required.
Reservations/more information -- 314-877-6014.
What -- Hike through the diverse forests and sandstone bluffs of
Ages -- Adults.
How long/difficulty -- 3 strenuous miles of forests with elevation changes, some steep.
How much -- Free, but reservations required. Call after
Project Feeder Watch
Great Backyard Bird Count
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The birdfeeder site asks that you build a bird feeder and during the winter count the birds that visit. It includes instructions on how to build a feeder fit for scientists.
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