Before European settlers arrived
in our area, it was covered with prairies, savannas,
and glades which were dominated by Prairie Grasses.
Now that landscape and the grasses have almost
Ecological restoration of Whiskey
Creek Sheep Farm was prompted by the desire to save
some of the local biodiversity and restore the
farm's botanical heritage. Native prairie grasses
are actively being established as part of the
pasture, and the woods are managed to return them to
a pre-settlement savanna-like condition.
After seeing beautiful nearby
prairie remnants being converted to sub divisions,
it became obvious that there is a need to help
people moving to the country and developers to
understand their land. Our ecological survey's helps
provide landowners with an understanding of their
land, by identifying:
- and how to bring back our
area's natural heritage.
Many Missouri native plants are
available at the Shaw Nature Reserve Wildflower
Sale, held in early May.
Some sites to visit for more
information about native Missouri ecology include:
Whiskey Creek Sheep Farm
(636) 583- 4551
530 W. Whiskey Creek Road