The Glenwood horticulture class listens to Rhonda Rimer, natural history
biologist with the local Missouri Department of Conservation.
Tingler Prairie and Glenwood have similar
landscape and habitat. The two areas are on the same general ridgeline
[see topo map]. Tingler has been restored
to its native prairie habitat, so the object of this field trip was
to see what a restoration could look like on the Glenwood school grounds.
Rimer talks about prairie grasses with a group on the observation
The restored prairie at Tingler
Rimer sent the students on a scavenger
hunt to find native plants. Examples are Mayapple, Virginia Creeper,
Violet, and Tallgrass.
Native prairie grass
Violets grow here too
A prairie find
Mayapples blooming in a woodland area
Tingler has a wetland area
and sinkhole pond. These two boys waded in to retrieve some floating
trash and ran out yelling, "Why does the water smell so bad?"