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Saturday AND Sunday for Birdwalk

We’ve decided to offer the PGT Birdwalk on both Saturday and Sunday (April 30th and May 1st). We added Sunday because there is a high probability of rain on Saturday morning. Both bird walks will start at the PGT Visitor … 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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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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Sign up for Spring Birdwalk 2013!

The PGT spring birdwalk is scheduled for Saturday April 27, 2013. Ornithologist Jim D. Wilson agreed to lead us once again starting at 7 a.m. It’s free and fun. Sign up if you’d like to join us by emailing info@prairiegardentrust.org. … Continue reading

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Getting the word out

Lorna giving a presentation on the PGT Last night Lorna gave a presentation to the Hawthorn Chapter of the Missouri Native Plant Society. Even though we welcome visitors now we aren’t doing much to promote the PGT yet. After we … Continue reading

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PGT Grasses & Sedges Walk Canceled

Indian Grass, (Sorghastrum nutans) The Grasses & Sedges Walk scheduled for Saturday August 18th has been canceled. The severe drought isn’t giving us much to look at. Normally mid-August is when the prairie grasses are at their best. However, with … Continue reading

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Lotus Peak

American lotus, (Nelumbo lutea) American Lotus is in peak bloom at the PGT right now. There were hundreds of flowers blooming this morning. The intense summer heat and dry weather is not bothering them. They have their feet wet in … Continue reading

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Fun at the PGT Wildflower Walk

About 30 people explored the Prairie Garden Trust this morning on the first Wildflower Walk. Tim Smith, former botanist and current ombudsman at the Conservation Department, led the group through prairie and savanna to Hillers Creek, then past woods and … Continue reading

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PGT Newsletter Spring Summer 2012

There are a lot of exciting things happening this year at the PGT including three new walks. To learn more click here to download the Spring/Summer newsletter. List of upcoming PGT Walks: Bird Walk: Saturday, April 28, 7 a.m., Leader: … Continue reading

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Farmhouse Burns Down

The Old Farmhouse at the PGT On a bitter cold night in 2004 the old farmhouse that my mother lived in burned to the ground. The cause was thought to be a faulty heater. That old building site is where … Continue reading

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