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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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The Big Melt

The water is running rapidly, the fields are turning to mush and the cardinals are singing at dawn. After being trapped by 16 or so inches of snow on top of an earlier 8 inches, we are emerging from the … Continue reading

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Surprise Sugarberry Tree

Yesterday we trudged through 10 inches of snow along the valley creek near the Caldwell pottery, looking for future tree removal work for Matt and Duncan. (There are several trees down along the hillside from previous thinning work and past … Continue reading

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Fox Squirrel Pauses for Picture

With more than 9 inches of sparkling snow and nowhere we need to go, this is one of those sit-by-the-fire days, those very quiet days, by the PGT. As we ate lunch, Henry caught sight of a fox squirrel, grabbed … Continue reading

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Seeds and Snow

Last week Matt and Duncan burned a patch of the bluff top area that overlooks Hillers Creek. So Henry and I were able to scatter new seed there on a cold, snow-spitting day. (The kind of snow that feels like … Continue reading

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So many seeds, so little time….

The 88 species of wildflower seeds arrived like an early Christmas gift. Now we just have to scatter them across the newly opened or burned prairies, savanna/woods and stream edges. They came from a variety of wonderful seed sources: Missouri … Continue reading

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Quick Landscaping the Tree Shear Way

Several years ago I heard a story on NPR about videos for young kids showing earth-moving equipment. It was the current spin on a story Captain Kangaroo read in the 1950s about Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel…big machines doing … Continue reading

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So not Las Vegas

In the light of a late autumn day, stillness is broken only by the occasional nuthatch, woodpecker or squirrel as I walk along the creek. This is the antithesis of the recent conference in Las Vegas that Henry and I … Continue reading

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