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Monarchs on PGT Asters

Monarch butterflies paused on their flight south for a nectar break on our fall-blooming asters. The purple New England Aster stands out in the patches of prairie plants this time of year. But the white upland asters make a great … Continue reading

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Wild Black Raspberries…for the birds?

How do you know when the wild black raspberries are ripe? A short walk at the PGT makes it obvious. I’m not sure which bird(s) perched here, but clearly we’re not the only ones who think the new benches are … Continue reading

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New Valley Overlook – Place to Pause

I could sit in this spot at the edge of the savanna bluffs at the PGT forever. Listening to the tanager and wood thrush, watching for herons, enjoying whatever flowers or trees happen to be in bloom…. If you walk … Continue reading

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New Walk along the Lilies

Thanks to the design of Jen Sieradzki, horticulturist for the PGT, a new path is in the works at the Lotus Pond area. Plants will be added in September, but last week big progress was made when David Perrey came … Continue reading

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Golden Light in the Morning

  The light in the open woods near Beaver Lake was magical this morning. Henry was out with his camera and caught it. We’re planning to put a paved trail from the visitor center to the lake and this is … 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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Wildflower Walk Saturday June 1 at the PGT

Spring blooms have just begun but we’re already planning ahead for our annual wildflower walk in late spring. Expert botanists George and Kay Yatskievych will lead the walk on Saturday June 1, 2013. We’ll start about 9 a.m. at the … 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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New inspiration to enjoy native, wild foods

A new way to enjoy native plants (and animals) just appeared with the publication of “Cooking Wild in Missouri” by Bernadette Dryden. I made the mistake of opening to the incredible photos, tips and recipes just before lunch. Now I’m … Continue reading

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Thanks to Monsanto for Roundup

Any gardener knows that weeding is key to creating a great garden, just as any journalist knows editing is critical to a good story. At the Prairie Garden Trust, we’re in the whacking, weeding, editing phase of landscape care. Thanks … Continue reading

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