Monthly Archives: April 2012

PGT Birdwalk 2012

Trying to see a Blue Grosbeak We had perfect weather today for the PGT Spring bird walk. The final count is not in but we identified about 50 different kinds of birds including several colorful warblers. I especially enjoyed seeing … Continue reading

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Brand’s Phacelia

Brand’s phacelia, Phacelia gilioides What an ugly name for such an attractive plant! This small plant is blooming now on the trail through The Savannah.

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Grant Elementary Junior Girl Scouts Earn Badge at PGT

Last Sunday 6 junior girl scouts from Grant Elementary School in Columbia earned their Earth Connections badge with a visit to the Prairie Garden Trust. They ventured through the prairie and explored the edges of the lotus pond. They saw … Continue reading

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Hillers Creek this morning

Hillers Creek The newly emerged leaves paint the reflections in the water. I took this picture this morning along Hillers Creek on the north side of The Point. As I took it I could hear the buzzy song of the … Continue reading

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Honeybees on Wild Hyacinth

Wild Hyacinth, Camassia scilloide Yesterday we found a patch of Wild Hyacinth blooming just east of Beaver Lake. The bees were actively working the flowers.

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Blackjack Oak

Blackjack Oak, Quercus marilandica Blackjack Oaks occur on the most challenging sites at the PGT. This morning I photographed this tree at The Point; a high rocky cap along Hillers Creek. It was growing out of what looks to be … Continue reading

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