Category Archives: Visitor Center

PGT Sidewalk

This is a shot of the sidewalk by the PGT Visitor Center taken this morning. We were out searching for new birds and found three beauties: Blackburnian Warbler Chestnut-sided Warbler Prairie Warbler

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Magic Light

Last Saturday there was a light fog here at dawn at the Prairie Garden Trust. Fog can do magical things with light! Even though Jack Dodson was out shooting landscape videos with his drone I couldn’t keep from taking some … Continue reading

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Paved Walks at the PGT

They started pouring concrete yesterday. Now we will have some paved walks near the visitor center. They are 8-feet wide and about a half mile long. The exposed aggregate surface looks great. They will allow wheel chairs and baby carriages. … Continue reading

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Construction Starts!

Truckloads of rocks were delivered this morning to the PGT Center. This is the start of the construction projects we’ve been waiting for. Rain the last couple months delayed things but now we are ready to start.

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My Favorite Wildflower Nursery

Missouri Wildflower Nursery is my favorite place to get plants so I was honored when they asked to use my picture on the cover of this years catalog. The picture (shown here) is a Monarch caterpillar munching on a Swamp … Continue reading

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New Bathrooms at the PGT Center

Thanks to some generous donors there are new bathrooms at the Prairie Garden Trust. They will usually be unlocked which will be helpful for people who arrive when the main building is closed. They will also be appreciated when buses … Continue reading

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Expanded Visitor Center – Construction Started

Construction has started on the expansion of the PGT Visitor Center. This will add 4 additional toilets. They will come in handy when we have groups of people. We are also building improved walking trails and observation platforms. Tom Mudd should pour the foundation today. … Continue reading

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PGT Birdwalk 2012

Trying to see a Blue Grosbeak We had perfect weather today for the PGT Spring bird walk. The final count is not in but we identified about 50 different kinds of birds including several colorful warblers. I especially enjoyed seeing … 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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Mourning Dove on nest

Mourning Dove, (Zenaida macroura) This Mourning Dove is nesting in a hawthorn tree just a couple hundred feet from the PGT Visitor Center. Noppadol Paothong told me about it. He has been out this week shooting butterflies.

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