Tower Grove Park Tour… And observing ducks and geese
We went to Tower Grove Park today.
We first visited with a statue of William Shakespeare.
Near the statute is the one of the oldest trees in the park… A true original from when Henry Shaw founded the park.
Next, Angela had a small discussion with the kids about ducks and geese.
Everyone’s favorite was the wood duck mama and her babies!
We saw the male wood ducks sunning themselves nearby..
The kids even found egg shells near an abandoned nest.
The geese in Saint Louis are neat to see and watch but they are a bit of a nuisance. They disrupt plants and other wildlife. Remember to keep wild animals wild and don’t feed geese or ducks!
The pond definitely captured the kids attention for an extended period of time!
He showed us the green house where he grows plants. The most interesting was the lily-pads we could see through the windows.
I’m sure this pond will soon be super beautiful in just a few weeks time!!
The iris garden had just finished blooming… With just a few pretty flowers remaining.
The tree in the center of the iris garden also had just previously bloomed large beautiful flowers and is known as the Princess Tree! You can see their seed pods hanging from the tree!
The kids tried some catmint and decided it was not very tasty… Just pretty!
The Osage Orange Trees have large softball size fruits that squirrels love! Their bark is a beautiful orange with knobs and deep fissures!
Andre’s favorite animal is panda bears and so he gets excited whenever he finds bamboo! This bamboo is still young… Soon it will be gigantic!
Looks like we need to go back… With swimsuits and sunscreen! There’s a small wading pool and splash pad ☀️