Innsbrook Nature Summer News

In the Summer 2017 Innsbrook Nature Newsletter learn about: our plans to celebrate the Great American Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21, a guided “wet” hike along the Meadows Trail on July 29, updates on our bald eagle and red fox families, fireworks and the environment, the new Missouri Birding Trail, tips for living in harmony with nature, warmer climates and ticks, certified wildlife communities, results from the latest nature appreciation survey, and much more!

To view the IBK Nature Group’s latest newsletter go to or visit then navigate to the newsletters menu.

Path of the Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse Goes Thru Innsbrook!

The Diamond Ring Eclipse We Can Expect to See

More information on the Total Solar Eclipse and our festeclipse watch party plans can be found at


Nature Photography Workshop this Saturday Morning

Reminder of the Innsbrook Nature & Wildlife Photography Workshop this Saturday, June 3, at 10:30 am

The first Innsbrook Nature Group Chautauqua event for the summer will be held on Saturday, June 3, from 10:30 am – 12 noon at the Charrette Creek Commons meeting room. We are excited to host a visit by Gary Hesse who is a professional photographer that teaches nature photography classes at Meramec Community College. Gary will present a fast-paced program of tips and tricks for getting those special nature photographs of landscapes and wildlife. Bring your camera and questions.

Photo of IBK Fox Kits by Cindy Bowers


We also invite our own Innsbrook photo enthusiasts to join us and share what they have learned practicing their hobby in such a perfect setting. Just how did Cindy Bowers get these young fox kits to look right at the camera without running away?



If you need more inspiration to sharpen your camera skills, then view some of these amazing photos of Innsbrook’s very own Bald Eagle family taken by Innbrook Nature Group (IBK’ng) followers at And how big of a lens, or tall of a ladder, did Allison Volk need to get those photographs of eagle chicks in their nest?

The event from 10:30 am to 12 noon is free and open to all. At 1 pm, after an on-your-own lunch break and weather permitting, there will be an optional photo expedition along an Innsbrook nature trail for those who desire additional hands-on instruction directly from our guest instructor and resident experts.

Hope to see you there!