Category Archives: Events & People

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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I was wrong about Vireos!

Birders at the PGT For years I’ve dismissed Vireos as birds so drab that it wasn’t worth lifting my binoculars to see them. Julie Lundsted has set me straight. This morning she led an Audubon Society of Missouri field trip … Continue reading

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PGT Birdwalk

20 people spent the morning birding at the Prairie Garden Trust. I think everyone enjoyed themselves. Perfect weather and lots of migrant birds helped. Highlights for me were getting good looks at an American Redstart and a Scarlet Tanager

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Cold Enough for Real Ice

Matt Barnes This seems like the coldest winter for a couple of decades. It’s so cold that we are getting real ice on the creeks, ponds and lakes. Often they might not freeze over; this year the ice is a … Continue reading

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PGT Visitors on Magnificent Days

The past two days brought the most perfect, sunny, comfortable weather I’ve ever seen for a Missouri June. So we were incredibly fortunate to also have three groups visiting the PGT then. On Friday June 7, the Runge CAMP F.I.R.E. … Continue reading

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Fish Fry at the PGT

Lorna welcomed about 50 retirees from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) to the PGT for a fish fry today. Lorna worked at MDC for almost thirty years before she switched jobs to become the director of the PGT.

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Spring Wildflower Walk

George demonstrating that the leaves of Sensitive Briar close if you touch them. George Yatskievych told us many wonderful plant stories on the PGT Spring Wildflower Walk today. Everyone was entertained and educated. For awhile it looked like walk might … Continue reading

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