Welcome to the Innsbrook Nature Group’s (IBK’ng) community website dedicated to living, playing, and learning in harmony with nature and wildlife at Innsbrook, Missouri. Whether you are a full-time resident, part-time chalet owner, business retreat guest, or recreational visitor we hope you find something of interest on our site and in our newsletters to help you appreciate the natural world which makes Innsbrook so special.
We feel very fortunate to be surrounded by such an abundance of nature and diversity of wildlife, over four very distinctive seasons, that we enjoy in this part of the rural Midwest not far from the junction of the two greatest rivers of North America. There are many reasons that the motto of the Innsbrook (IBK) community for decades has been “Living in Harmony with Nature” which we hope to demonstrate on IBKnature.com.
We call our informal Innsbrook nature group the IBK’ng which is appropriate because we are an active “-ing” group that likes to enjoy Innsbrook by experiencing nature through hiking, wildlife watching, bicycling, kayaking, birding, meditating, walking with our pets, photographing, and playing out in nature whether young or old. But we are definitely not a formal club as we don’t like spending much time inside on meetings, memberships, dues, officers, or bylaws!
For first-time visitors to Innsbrook, more information about the Innsbrook Resort and the Village of Innsbrook can be found by visiting http://www.innsbrook-resort.com/ and https://www.villageofinnsbrook.org/ respectively. Just a note that this site and our newsletters are not produced by or affiliated with the Innsbrook Resort, Innsbrook Corp., or the Village of Innsbrook, but instead by a few local residents who like sharing to help us all enjoy and preserve the many splendid natural assets of our community.
We are now distributing our quarterly newsletter to residents and property owners, which was previously emailed, for publication as a separate page and menu tab on this site. You will also find archives of past newsletters from our beginning in 2014 with plenty of special features and nature tips in each edition. If you are seeking information on a particular topic, say snake identification or tick protection, just use the search option on the right side of each page.
A few pages are still under construction, so as we finish building out the site we welcome your comments and suggestions. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, post your comment below, or select follow us (on the right) for learning by email notification when the quarterly newsletter or blog posts are published.
Credit and thanks go to Gary Barton, Cynthia Bowers, Craig McConnell, Rich McFall, Allison Volk, and the Innsbrook Resort for the website page header photographs taken from all around Innsbrook. Please note that all photographs on this site are copyrighted property of the photographer and may not be used or reproduced without permission. A very special thanks goes out to the founders of Innsbrook, who envisioned all of this for us to enjoy, along with so many resort employees and resident volunteers who made it happen over the years or help to maintain it today.
Rich McFall, Kath Kremer, and Kyp the Innsbrook Border Collie