Monthly Archives: August 2010

Covered with Hog Peanut

Earlier this summer we found our creek bottom field absolutely covered in a vining, twining, sprawling leafy plant. The first horrible thought was Kudzu, that invasive nightmare of the southeast. But it didn’t look exactly like the pictures. So we … Continue reading

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Antique Tractors Pass the PGT

The big excitement here in the country today was the trail of old tractors winding their way up the road from New Bloomfield on the first of two rides totaling 20 miles. We (Joan and Lorna Domke and Will Marshall) … Continue reading

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Vertebrate Zoology Students at PGT

Jim D. Wilson and his biology students from William Woods University explored the Prairie Garden Trust on Thursday to see what vertebrate life they could find. They’ll be returning next week to seine the ponds and creek. We expect students … Continue reading

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Swamp Loosestrife – Too much of a good thing?

The shrubby “walls” created by old fences aren’t the only kind of walls we need to keep cutting through. Swamp loosestrife has a beautiful flower. However, at the edge of our ponds it’s forming a shrubby wall that blocks the … Continue reading

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Don’t Fence Us In

Creating a gracefully curving, “natural” looking landscape takes some heavy-duty whacking of trees. Yesterday Henry and I walked around the south prairie area (called Tallgrass prairie and Dropseed areas on our website tour map area), to figure out which trees … Continue reading

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Hawk at our window

For some reason, a sharp-shinned hawk wanted to get inside today and twice tried to grab at an outer frame in the window. We have a bird feeder nearby, but this wasn’t a grab for a particular bird. Did it … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Garden Club visits PGT

Twenty members of the Bittersweet Garden Club of Jefferson City held their monthly meeting at the Prairie Garden Trust on August 19. It was the first group to use the meeting room since we carpeted it to cut the sound … Continue reading

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Butterfly Walk at the PGT

Donna Brunet led about 20 intrepid explorers here at the PGT seeking butterflies, moths, dragonflies, and the latest prairie blooms on a warm August day. It was about the 8th annual Butterfly Walk, and had the most attendees yet. Attendance … Continue reading

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