A (three hour!) hike through Shaw Nature Reserve today…
Prairie Oats: love these golden chevrons!
Hitting the trail
Burnt to a crisp! You can spot lots of lighting damage to trees at Shaw
Baby and Smoochie
Right or left?
Hmmm what’s this?
Likin’ this lichen
Red berries, red sweatshirt
Throwing rocks into the Meramec
Showing off rocks
A purple plant (covered in silt)
Sycamore bark is my favorite! Looks like paint by numbers.
Boardwalk through the prairie
This would be a great tree for a treehouse!
Nice view (even with a gray sky)
Entrance of a path through the prairie