March Madness = Monarchs

March Madness is Monarch Madness March is "monarch madness" in the mountains of Mexico as the butterflies leave their warm sanctuary and fly north. Much thanks to Lynn Horsley (KC Star journalist) and her brother, Scott Horsley (NPR News) for sharing their travel experiences into the world of monarchs. Below is an excerpt from Scott's [...]

By |2018-05-27T17:34:14+00:00March 26th, 2017|Conservation|Comments Off on March Madness = Monarchs

Conservation in KC Area

Explore one of Kansas City's best conservation places near Swope Park. Take a hike this weekend. Photo by P. Whalen “Rocky Point” Woodland /Limestone Glade in Swope Park Nestled between Lake of the Woods to the north and Oldham Road to the south is an area of Swope Park known as “Rocky Point.”  [...]

By |2018-05-27T17:34:14+00:00February 9th, 2017|Conservation, Outdoors|Comments Off on Conservation in KC Area

What’s in your yard?

Do you have bugs in your yard? Bees, butterflies, fireflies, moths, beetles, spiders, walking sticks, dragon flies, caterpillars? We want to know! Do you have more or fewer insects? Have the types of insects and 'bugs' living in your yard changed? Has the diversity (number of species) of bugs and insects diminished? Observations from  one [...]

By |2018-05-27T17:34:14+00:00August 9th, 2016|Conservation|Comments Off on What’s in your yard?

KLT: Legislative Alert

SB 425 - A threat to future conservation February 13, 2016 Senate Bill 425 transfers authority to regulate conservation easements from the State of Kansas to county commissions.  SB 425 threatens a landowner's ability to exercise rights of control and management of private lands. SB 425 was assigned to the Senate Natural Resources Committee on February [...]

By |2016-02-16T11:19:52+00:00February 16th, 2016|Conservation|Comments Off on KLT: Legislative Alert

Ring in the New Year

2015 was a very exciting year for the Platte Land Trust. Because of you and your support, we helped monarchs, nature, and saved some land. Here are the highlights. Launched the Partner with Nature program to assist homeowners with native plant selections for their yard and landscapes. Installed a 1600 square-foot butterfly garden with Missouri [...]

By |2018-05-27T17:34:14+00:00January 2nd, 2016|Conservation|Comments Off on Ring in the New Year

Snowball Hill Prairie Rescued

On June 12, 2015, one of the few unplowed, native prairies remaining in the greater Kansas City region was auctioned. The Platte Land Trust took a bold step and participated in the auction. We had the winning bid! The quick action of the Platte Land Trust (PLT), with the financial backing and support of Burroughs [...]

By |2018-05-27T17:34:14+00:00October 10th, 2015|Conservation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Snowball Hill Prairie Rescued