Monthly Archives: May 2014

Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher It’s amazing what you can find by a small lake if you slow down, poke your head around in the plants and take a careful look. That’s how I found this female Blue Dasher Dragonfly on a walk … Continue reading

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Southern Spreadwing

Southern Spreadwing (Lestes australis) I discovered this tiny damselfly while taking a walk around Potter’s Lake last night. If there hadn’t been light reflecting off the wings I would have missed it.

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Plein Air Painting at the PGT

Don’t be surprised if you stumble upon a painter at the Prairie Garden Trust in the next 3-days. Callaway Plein Air selected the PGT as one of the locations for it’s outdoor painting event. It’s peak Spring and it looks … Continue reading

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Unicorn Clubtail

Unicorn Clubtail, Arigomphus villosipes I like naming plants and animals. I believe that by knowing something you see more. To be able to name it means you have an awareness that helps you to see differences and similarities. Yesterday I photographed … Continue reading

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Red Milk Snake Rarely Seen

Yesterday was only the second time in over 30 years of living here that I’ve seen a red milk snake in the wild. (I did keep a couple for a few months in 1986 to make a movie about Missouri … Continue reading

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American Lady

American Lady, Vanessa virginiensis   I caught this butterfly feeding on a patch of Lanceleaf Coreopsis earlier today. There will be lots of wildflowers for George Yatskievych to help us identify on the wildflower walk this Saturday. If you are interested in … Continue reading

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Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper Skippers are a butterflies with small angular wings and large bodies. The name “Skipper” comes from their rapid darting flight. I photographed this one today feeding on a wild indigo plant.

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Whorled Milkweed

Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias quadrifolia) Milkweeds are heavily promoted because they help feed Monarch Butterflies. The Prairie Garden Trust is home to several milkweeds and they are just starting to flower. The first to bloom is Whorled Milkweed. It is named from … Continue reading

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Expanded Visitor Center – Construction Started

Construction has started on the expansion of the PGT Visitor Center. This will add 4 additional toilets. They will come in handy when we have groups of people. We are also building improved walking trails and observation platforms. Tom Mudd should pour the foundation today. … Continue reading

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500 Tennessee Warblers!

Tim Barksdale pointing out another bird at The Point I’ve been birding with Tim Barksdale at the Prairie Garden Trust the last two days and we’ve seen a lot of birds. Here are just a few of the cool warblers … Continue reading

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