Saturday, May 31, 2014

Shaw Nature Reserve, Missouri

We had so thoroughly enjoyed a visit to Shaw Nature Reserve last year that we decided to return again this year.   If fact, we spent parts of two days enjoying the wildflower gardens and hiking the trails.  Located near Exit 253 of I-44 at Gray Summit, Missouri, Shaw Nature Reserve is a division of Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.  The 2,441 acres provides for many educational opportunities for children and adults as well as for research and habitat restoration.

In the Wildflower Garden
More wildflowers

The wildflower gardens are carefully maintained.

Such a peaceful view.

One of the many nature trails.

View from a nature trail.

One of several varieties of Spiderwort found in the Reserve.

Iris in the wild.

Indian Pink.

The reason we enjoy Shaw Nature Reserve.