Innsbrook FestEclipse

Hello Innsbrook Neighbors and Lovers of Nature Above, Below, and All Around Us,

Thanks to the several hundred who attended as well as all those who helped to make the Innsbrook Nature Group’s FestEclipse Watch Party ( this past Monday at Charrette Creek Commons such a fun once-in-a-lifetime event. Wow, what a sight it was to see the corona sparkle so brilliantly during totality. Here’s a few of our favorite photos from the afternoon in slide show format. If you have trouble viewing these photos just visit the Nature News or Gallery Photo pages our website at

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For all who completed our survey that afternoon on what you enjoy and value the most about experiencing Nature at Innsbrook, we will be sharing the results in our Fall Nature Group Newsletter coming out later next month.  Until then, we had several requests for the recipe of our Blackout Punch we served to celebrate the event and which we can share now: 1 part each of Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Ginger Ale, Spiced Rum, and then add Grenadine until it turns into your favorite sunset color!

Rich & Kath for the IBK’ng

Innsbrook Eclipse Viewing Party

Hello Innsbrook Neighbors,

We are now less than two weeks from a nature event of a lifetime: a rare total solar eclipse whose narrow path will pass right through Innsbrook on Monday, August 21. The Innsbrook Nature Group (IBK’ng), with the kind help of the property owners association, has organized a FestEclipse viewing party that is open and free to all property owners and registered guests to be held at the Charrette Creek Commons starting at 11:00 am.

Photo Courtesy NASA

We have also published the Innsbrook Guide to the Great American Eclipse on our website under the Events menu at On this page you will find:

  • Schedule for the day
  • What to bring and where to set up
  • Safety cautions and where to find glasses
  • Maps showing where in Missouri the eclipse will be total
  • What to expect during the eclipse
  • Resources and tips for photographers
  • References to learn more about the science of the eclipse
  • Recommended reading list
  • Eclipse trivia and soundtracks to the Sun
  • An RSVP form to help us plan

With so much information you can also save and print this website page out as a PDF document by downloading it at: IBK Nature Solar Eclipse Info v3.

Note that the party will go one regardless of the weather as we will be live streaming NASA TV as it shows the eclipse moving across the country at over 1,600 mph.

This is a property owner run event, so if you can help volunteer with the fun before or during, please let us know by sending us an email to

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Rich McFall & Kath Kremer for the Innsbrook Nature Group