Good Weather Means Good Turnout For Poosey Tour
Sunshine, a bit of fall color, and the gates open at the Poosey Conservation Area. The 35th annual Poosey Tour drew more than 1700 visitors to see areas not normally open to vehicle traffic.
Visitors arrived in cars, trucks, wagons, carriages, and on horseback. Besides fall color and autumn woods, the tour at MDC’s Poosey Conservation Area is popular because the roads wind up steep hills and down into deep hollows.
The tour included stops showcasing forest and woodland management. A demonstration stop gave visitors a chance to walk about, see conservation exhibits, and visit with MDC employees. An MDC employee demonstrated lumber cutting with a portable sawmill. Oak, walnut, ash, hackberry, and Osage orange logs were lined up to be sawed into lumber.