What have LLF Board Members and Staff Been Doing?
LLF President, Larry Pollard, took his ten-year-old grandson Braden fishing. He is now hooked on fishing after catching four more black bass. Larry and his family also went on a camping and floating trip in Shannon County, MO on the Current River.
Bob Miller, an LLF Board Member, and his grandsons have been finding many opportunities to get outside. They have visited state parks and gone on nature walks where they found a heron rookery, raccoons, went birding, and learned all about nature. They also volunteered at a workday at their church, went on picnics, fished, watched sunsets, had campfires, squirrel hunted, and practiced archery.
Another LLF board member, Jennifer Eggemeyer, has not let the pandemic keep her and her family indoors. This spring and summer, the Eggemeyer family has been getting outdoors to enjoy some of nature’s gifts. The Sandy Creek Natural Tunnel in Eolia, MO is one of their favorites. The hike to the tunnel lets you take in the awesome scenery and some beautiful native wildflowers.
Before the pandemic broke out, Doug Helmers was an avid user of his local YMCA, so during the shutdown he needed to find safe areas to exercise. Doug and his yellow lab Phoebe would walk a wonderful trail around Marceline Country Club lake first thing the morning to get their walk in. Occasionally, he would take his whole family to Pershing State Park to walk the fantastic boardwalk. They also had plenty of work to do at their farm removing invasive plants from reconstructed prairies.
Staff Biologist, Katie Wiesehan spent a week in the Arkansas Ozarks. She spent the week hiking in the National Forest, State Parks, and even a National Park, climbing mountains and chasing waterfalls.