This Month at Shaw Nature Reserve
Take in the Views

Shaw Nature Reserve is full of photographic scenery. On a morning hike through the prairie you’ll be rewarded with views of colorful birds as they feed on the seed heads, beautiful dewy spider webs that sparkle in the sunlight, and the yellows of goldenrod and Maximilian sunflowers interspersed with the purple of the asters. In the evening bring the whole family to enjoy the sunset during the Nature Navigators: Family Night Bike Ride.

This fall, Shaw Nature Reserve is pleased to announce the Shaw Photography Series will again have a special presentation. Join us at the Missouri Botanical Garden on Thursday, September 24, as renowned nature photographer Sam Abell kicks off the series with An Evening with Sam Abell.

Make sure to take a break in the beautiful Bascom House to cool off and learn more about the Reserve. If you’re visiting the Reserve after hours for an early evening walk, remember that there are restrooms open at all times behind the Bascom House.