Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Inconveniently located in neither Wilson’s Creek, Mo., nor Battlefield, Mo., this national park is still more than worthy of a visit. About 15 miles southwest of Springfield, the park is a natural and historical breath of fresh air on a visit to one of the stalest, ugliest cities in the nation, perhaps the world. Fought […]

Kenrick Prairie

Win-win-win-win. The decision to turn 22 acres of land on the grounds of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary to native prairie benefits all God’s creatures. With the help of the Missouri Department of Conservation, groundskeepers at Kenrick-Glennon planted native wildflowers, then watched and waited for Mother Nature to take her course. And, after a couple of years, the prairie has […]