Trail sites in the Southeast part of the Kansas City area
Shawnee Trace Trail at James A. Reed
James A. Reed Wildlife Area  [website]
• One mile east of Lee's Summit on Ranson Rd.,
  1.5 mile south of Hwy 50
• 2.5 mile hiking/nature trail and 15 mile hiking/bridle trail
• Nature center
• Many bird species: buntings, orioles, warblers, tanagers,
  Great Blue Heron
Lakeside Nature Center   [website]
• 4701 East Gregory, Kansas City, Mo., in
  Swope Park
• Two trails at nature center
• Nature center with excellent visual display
  and live exhibit of birds of prey
Lakeside Nature Center
Loose Park rose garden
Loose Park   [website]
• 51st and Wornall Rd, Kansas City, Mo.
• Two paved trails -- one-mile inner trail, longer outer trail
• 74 acres, small lake, beautiful rose garden
• See warblers, Brown Thrashers, ducks, other species.

Powell Gardens   [website]
• About 30 miles east of Kansas City, Mo., on U.S. Hwy 50
• 915 acre botanical garden with paved trails
• 3.25 mile unpaved nature trail with varied habitat
• Visitor center, conservatory, and cafe
• Towhees, Yellow-breasted Chats, Dickcissels, orioles, more

Powell Gardens Visitor Center and Conservatory
Page added 6/10/2011 (Latest Rev7/31/2015 major new KC bird list)