Golden Light in the Morning


Beaver Lake Woods

Beaver Lake Woods

The light in the open woods near Beaver Lake was magical this morning. Henry was out with his camera and caught it. We’re planning to put a paved trail from the visitor center to the lake and this is what you could see there  early summer mornings. You can find purple coneflowers, downy skullcap, joe pye weed, goldenrod and other flowers scattered throughout the woods, too.

Jamie Coe started work on thinning and spreading flowers here years ago, Henry and I overseeded it in 2010, and last winter Matt Barnes and Jen Sieradzki burned it again. And out of all that—plus the  best weather summer ever—comes beauty!



About Lorna Domke

Since 1981, I've lived on the land that surrounds, and will eventually be integrated into, the Prairie Garden Trust with my husband, Henry. Our long-term goal is to build on what Henry's parents began and create a nature garden of sorts for others to enjoy. Over the years I've planted prairie, mowed trails, created a website and done whatever I could to enhance what's here. For a few years I served on the board of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Since I retired from my role as Outreach & Education Division Chief at the Missouri Dept. of Conservation in 2010, I've started to put more time into the PGT. The PGT Nature Garden blog is one result.
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