Nearest Area: Upper Mississippi River Conservation Area
Nearest Town: St. Charles
Brief Directions: Highway 94 out of St. Charles, Missouri and watch for signs to Dresser Island Access on the Upper Mississippi Conservation Area.
Best Season: Winter
Description: I discovered a pod of white pelicans herding and capturing huge Asian carp, up to five pounds. As a fisheries biologist I was excited to see native pelicans doing their part to eradicate a serious aquatic invader on the Mississippi River.
Gear: Canon 40D; Canon 500/4; Gitzo GT3530LS/Wimberley II