Monthly Archives: September 2011

Master Planing with Cindy and Alan

Lorna with Alan Rader and Cindy Tyler This week Cindy Tyler and Alan Rader are here helping to create a Master Plan for the PGT. They are both landscape architects with Terra Design Studios. Today we went around most of … Continue reading

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This is not a Woolly Bear

Caterpillar of the Giant Leopard Moth, (Hypercompe scribonia) Even though this looks a lot like a Woolly Bear it isn’t. The Woolly Bear Cateripillar does not have the red bands between its segments when it rolls into a ball for … Continue reading

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Duncan Foss clearing down trees

Duncan clears a down tree This week the PGT Groundskeepers (Matt and Duncan) have been clearing some of the vistas. Over time what you see from the vistas (the “viewsheds“) becomes overgrown and cluttered. Dense walls of vegetation grows up. … Continue reading

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Indian Rock Shelter

Rock Shelter under The Point 2,000-years ago Indians found protection in a rock shelter at The Point. This is a picture that I took of it today. The shelter is one of two on the south facing side of The … Continue reading

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Columbia Newcomers Hiking Club

The Columbia Newcomers Hiking Club spent three hours strolling around the PGT today. The weather was cool and we enjoyed seeing the first hint of fall color. We saw the last blossoms of the American Lotus.

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Caterpillar of the Buckeye Butterfly

Walking along the trail towards Beaver Lake the pink flowers of slender gerardia (Agalinis tenuifolia) caught my eye so I took bent down to take a closer look. In addition to the delicate flowers I saw the caterpillar of the … Continue reading

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Sneezeweed

Sneezeweed, (Helenium autumnale) One of the many flowers with yellow blooms right now is Sneezeweed. It tends to occur in moist places. I found this cluster of flowers growing in a gravel bank in Hillers Creek. It is called sneezeweed … Continue reading

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Great Blue Lobelia

Great Blue Lobelia, (Lobelia siphilitica) This picture was taken as I was taking a walk along Hillers Creek this morning. Blue Lobelia is fairly common along the edges of the creeks at the PGT right now. It looks just like … Continue reading

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New & Improved PGT Website Online

The new PGT website just went live. To see it click here: www.prairiegardentrust.org You will notice that this blog can now be found under the “News” tab of the website. Please let us know if you have any comments, see … Continue reading

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Obedient Plant

Obedient Plant, (Physostegia virginiana) Along the edge of Hillers Creek now you should be able to find this wildflower blooming. It is called Obedient Plant because if you move one of the flowers side-to-side it stays where you moved it.

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