Category Archives: Events & People

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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PGT Butterfly Walk – Saturday August 2nd – Please attend!

The purple spike flowers of Prairie Blazing Star are reaching peak bloom. That will help attract butterflies for the Butterfly Walk that will be held next week. The walk is free and open to the public. It starts at 10 … Continue reading

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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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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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