This Month at Shaw Nature Reserve
Birds and Blossoms

Spring is evident with all the buds bursting into bloom. Enjoy the spectacular daffodil display at the Daffodil Dash 5k Trail Run, and view the many spring wildflowers in bloom in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden during the Tuesday Spring Wildflower Walks. While enjoying the wildflower show, don’t forget to look up! Birds are everywhere at the Reserve…some preparing to take up summer residency and others migrating through to northern nesting grounds. Join us for the Morning Bird Walks during the height of spring migration to view this spectacular event.

It’s hard to miss the chorus from our ponds. Learn how to identify Missouri toad and frog calls at the FrogWatch USA™ training. While near the wetlands you might see the belted kingfisher, great blue herons, and the bright male red-winged blackbirds beginning to establish their territories.

While out hiking the trails be sure to stop at the wetland bird blind. A field guide is available for your use there or you can purchase a bird identification guide to take with you from the Visitor Center. Remember if you’re out hiking to catch the sunset there are restrooms open behind the Bascom House for your convenience.

Featured Events

Mondays, April 11, 18
and 25
Tykes Trek

Saturday, April 9
Wildflower Identification and Ecology

Thursday, April 14
Shaw Photography Series: An Evening with Arthur Meyerson (at the Garden)

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 7
Shaw Wildflower Market