First Nature Chautauqua

Innsbrook’s first Nature Chautauqua held on June 5, 2016, was a success with the attendance of over 50 Innsbrook property owners, guests, and visitors. The event, organized by the Innsbrook Nature Group, delivered an informative and entertaining program that nourished the mind, body, and spirit with all that Nature offers to us at Innsbrook.  For those unable to attend, here are a few photos, including of the visiting raptors from the World Bird Sanctuary. Thanks and credit to Cindy Bowers for many of these photos.

It was standing room only. Thank you Innsbrook for supporting this new event!

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Organizers Rich McFall and Kath Kremer share their love of Nature and motivation for creating the Nature Group and Nature Chautauqua.

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Missouri Master Naturalist Allison Volk shares insights on the importance of protecting wildlife habitats at Innsbrook along with the food chain of the raptors we just heard about.

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Tina and Shirley from the World Bird Sanctuary prepare the audience for experiencing the eight different raptors they brought with them, some which will soon be flying across the room!

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Sanibel the Bald Eagle saved by the WBS (http://www.worldbirdsanctuary.org/) poses for the audience.

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A Screech Owl stares down the photographer.

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Missouri nature author and outdoor enthusiast Don Corrigan shares his favorite sites across Missouri.

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Simon from the Alpine Shop demonstrates the different types of kayaks and paddle boards that are available.

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An Innsbrook Nature Lover’s Gift Box was raffled off with property owners John and Paulette Tumbarello being the lucky winners.

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The scenic Innsbrook Resort’s Aspen Conference Center was a perfect venue on a perfect late Spring afternoon.

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2 thoughts on “First Nature Chautauqua

  1. It was wonderful! Seeing the birds up close like that was a real treat. And, learning about nature spots to visit in Missouri was nice, too, as the places he introduced to us were often ones I hadn’t heard of before. Thanks Rich and Kath for putting this together.
    Shawn Pohlman

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