February’s Spring Fling

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February’s Spring Fling

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Last week it reached over 60F for the second day in a row at Powell Gardens and the garden’s earth has responded with a splash of springtime flowers and the first songs of the spring peepers and chorus frogs. The foliage of many evergreen plants is also a beautiful contrast with tiny flowers of spring–and … Read More

Banding Birds for Research

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Staff from the Missouri River Bird Observatory (MRBO) spent Super Bowl Sunday at Powell Gardens’ Conservatory banding birds that were captured in special mist nets outside by the feeders.  The birds banded received special colored leg bands so that individual birds at the feeders can be differentiated.  Visitors who now come visit our “Feather Your Nest” conservatory display can … Read More