About Us

Welcome to the Innsbrook Nature Group (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 homeowner 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.

Pausing for a photo after a hike on one of the many great Innsbrook nature trails

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!


We are now publishing our quarterly nature newsletter for residents and property owners under the Newsletter tab in the main menu. Here you will find archives of past newsletters going back to our beginning in 2014 with plenty of special features and nature tips in each edition. To receive notices of future newsletters and event announcements please enter your email address where prompted on the right hand side of any page or email us at info@ibknature.com and we will add you.

If you are visiting our website and seeking information on a particular topic such as ticks or bears just use the search option also on the right side of each page. If you can’t find what you are looking for, or have suggestions for new content, email us or leave a comment below.

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.

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

6 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hello, our family just moved into the community. We are active mushroom hunters and was wondering if there was a group presently organized. If not, perhaps we could organize a hunt a few weekends in the spring.



    • Thanks for following our IBK Nature newsletter and your recent comment. While we have seen some mushroom-friendly areas around Innsbrook we don’t know that much about identifying wild mushrooms in general. Maybe others like yourself do and we can organize a mushroom hunting group hike this year. We don’t expect to find any mushrooms on our next Winter hike, but don’t forget our Valentine’s Nature Lover’s outing around Lake Konstanz Trail on Feb. 14.


  2. Luv, luv, luv the newsletter. It has opened up a whole new world for our family. Thanks so much for all the time and effort you put into making this happen. You are touching many lives through your passion for nature.


  3. Thank you so much for making this newsletter available. Just wondering if anyone else had had any problem with bats? We have a chalet and have had General Spraying out multiple times for bats that have been found in the chalet (dead and alive). We are trying to safely return them outside, but no sure if anyone has any ideas to move them along to an alternative nesting site?


    • Hi Linda,

      Thanks for asking, and wanting to keep the bats alive but just not in your chalet I appreciate. Bats are good in that they clean out mosquitoes that can carry Zika, and eat other insects. We had bats in our outdoor umbrella and under our deck for years. Then we put up some bat houses in our back lot on a few trees, which they promptly moved into. You can get these bat houses at the Wild Bird Unlimited Stores in St. Peters and Chesterfield. More information at https://batconservation.org/ and half way down in our Summer 2016 newsletterhttps://ibknature.com/newsletters/summer-2016-newsletter/ . Hope some of this helps!

      Rich & Kath


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