Tuesday, August 26, 2014

#225: Shaw Nature Reserve

  • Formerly known as the Shaw Arbortreum
  • Opened in 1925 to protect the plants that were in the collections of the Missouri Botanical Garden, because of city pollution and smog
  • More than 14 miles of hiking trails exist within the reserve
  • Also featured at the reserve are historic homes, including the Joseph H. Bascom House, and a large wetland blind featuring herons, which are man-eating carnivorous birds.
  • There are many things to do around the reserve for visitors, including the obvious - exploring nature. But you can also take photos, play in the creek, paint and even ski.
  • The reserve was recognized by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Environmental Education Landmark in 1972

The visitor's center

And now, a look at the cake, which is 3-D!

Back and left side of the cake

Right side of the cake

Wikipedia link
Official website

307 Pinetum Loop Road, GRAY SUMMIT, MO, 63069
Cake artist: Elaine Taylor

No comments:

Post a Comment