Banding Birds for Research

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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

Bones of the Winter Landscape Hike

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sunday afternoon, January 15 provided an unseasonably mild day for our Bones of the Winter Landscape Hike on the Byron Shutz Nature Trail.  Betsy Betros, local naturalist and butterfly book author, took the following pictures of our hike and I thought I would share this “nature of” Powell Gardens experience here. We began our tour … Read More

A Sampling of Colorful Evergreens

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Plants with evergreen foliage are a mainstay of the winter garden.  But how many of these plants are truly green?  The term evergreen means they hold their foliage through the winter but the wintertime foliage can be in almost any hue!  Here’s a look at some of the evergreen plants around the Visitor Center which … Read More