Author Archives: Henry Domke

Painted Lady

Only 4 kinds of butterflies were identified on the PGT Butterfly Walk this afternoon; a record low. The problem was that it was cold, cloudy and there was a drizzly rain. Butterflies like warm sunny days. Donna Brunet identified one … Continue reading

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Wayfinding Sign Posts at the PGT

28 stainless steel sign posts are being installed to help keep you from getting lost at the Prairie Garden Trust. Lorna and Dale got four of them in the ground today. Lorna used Stratman Plasma Design to fabricate these custom … Continue reading

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PGT Big Day

We saw 83 different kinds of birds yesterday at the Prairie Garden Trust. We started bird watching a dawn and continued in a relaxed fashion until sunset. The weather was perfect and bird migration is at a peak. We walked … Continue reading

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Birding in the Rain

The weather did NOT cooperate for the PGT Birdwalk today. We had rain, wind and lightening. Despite the horrible conditions 6 people (serious people! crazy people?) showed up at 7 AM and happily trudged through the property. Over the next … Continue reading

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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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