Author Archives: Henry Domke

PGT Spring Birdwalk

The PGT Spring Bird Walk begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Prairie Garden Trust visitor center. Anyone interested is welcome to join us for this free stroll for a couple of hours through the fields … Continue reading

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New PGT Birding Site Guide!

The Audubon Society of Missouri has just published a Birding Site Guide to Prairie Garden Trust. Click here for a link to it. Thanks to Edge Wade for putting this together!

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New Birds!

We saw 5 new birds on our walk this morning: Summer Tanager Worm-eating Warbler Henslow’s Sparrow Yellow-breasted Chat Yellow-throated Warbler On the 4-mile hike we were impressed that the oak buds have opened giving a green-haze appearance to the woods. … Continue reading

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Spring Planting

We got a bunch of new native plants from Merv Wallace at Missouri Wildflowers Nursery yesterday. Neil and Matt are going to plant these wildflowers and grasses around the PGT Center and along the sidewalks. We’ve been getting plants from … Continue reading

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Green Heron

We just returned from a 5-mile walk here at the Prairie Garden Trust. With the perfect Spring weather there are many wildflowers and birds to see. We counted 48 different types of birds this morning including our first Green Heron … Continue reading

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More Invasive Exotics

Despite years of working hard to find and destroy invasive exotic plants at the PGT, their variety and numbers are increasing. An ideal time to find exotics is now; before native plants green up. For the past month I’ve been … Continue reading

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Spring Wildflowers

We found Bird’s-foot violets blooming along the ridge trail above Hillers Creek this morning. Many other kinds of wildflowers can be found in the woods now. Once the trees leaf out in early May the place to find wildflowers shifts … Continue reading

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American Woodcock on nest

Matt and I were killing invasive-exotic plants this morning around the old Calwell Pottery. The underground kilns of the pottery were very active in the 1830s but it has long been abandoned and is now overgrown with brush. This brush … Continue reading

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American Woodcock nest with eggs

I startled a woodcock this afternoon as I was taking a walk with Lorna. As I stepped off the path to mark a multiflora rose a woodcock catapulted up into the air right in front of me. That alerted me … Continue reading

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New PGT Map

Lorna and Dale have just put up a new interactive map on the PGT Website. They’s also created a handout with the map on it. It’s at the printers now and should be ready in a few weeks. With the … Continue reading

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