Category Archives: Events & People

Sunny Wildflower Walk

Botanist Tim Smith shared stories of flowers and trees on a beautiful morning with about 40 visitors walking the PGT on May 27. We split into two groups (Henry Domke led the other one) to visit the Lotus Ponds, Indigo … 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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Enjoying Spring!

It’s been a lot of fun having Kevin Sink visit the past few days. The weather has been perfect so we’re spending several hours outside every day. Here he is taking a Flowering Dogwood picture at Lichen Bluff.

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Butterfly Count Down

The PGT Butterfly walk on Saturday was fun but the total number of butterflies seen was way down. The weather was perfect and we did see 26 different species but none were seen in large numbers like you would expect. … Continue reading

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PGT Wildflower Walk

25 people showed up for the wildflower walk today even though it’s been raining on-and-off all week. George Yatskievych entertained us with fun facts about every plant we pointed out. Two plants that I found especially interesting: • Prairie Milkweed … Continue reading

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Peter Raven joins PGT Board

Today Peter Raven agreed to join the Board of Trustees at the Prairie Garden Trust. Peter has been tremendously helpful by connecting us with many people and organizations. He initiated an inventory of native plants on the property. Peter has … Continue reading

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Lorna named “Prairie Landowner of the Year”

Yesterday the Missouri Prairie Foundation awarded Lorna Landowner of the Year for the work she is doing here at the Prairie Garden Trust. As the President and Director of the PGT Lorna is leading the effort to turn the property … Continue reading

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Will Marshal Dies

Will Marshal died yesterday after a long illness. He will be missed. Will was a close friend, neighbor and a long term leader and supporter of the Prairie Garden Trust. He served on the PGT Board of Trustees up until … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing, Hemaris thysbe This morning I found another moth that could be mistaken for a hummingbird. It’s name is very helpful since not only does it look like a hummingbird but it has clear wings. The moth is sucking nectar … Continue reading

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