All throughout St. Louis are hidden gems of beauty, you just need the adventure enough to find and capture them. With our current winter behaving more like fall or spring, now is the perfect time to venture out, get some fresh air and snap a few creative photos. Here are some of the most beautiful nature spots in St. Louis, all captured on an iPhone.
An elk standing majestically in the middle of Lone Elk Park, located a 1 Lone Elk Park Road in St. Louis, which is off I-44 North Outer Road west of Highway 141. Photos by Alex Menz
Lone Elk Park, covering 546 acres of land and open every day from 8 a.m. to sunset, is a wildlife management area and county park located in Valley Park, Missouri. Home to bison, wild turkey, elk and deer, Lone Elk features up-close animal viewing and several walking trails.
Photos by Stacy Rohan
A doe roams through Lone Elk Park, which opened to the public on Oct. 17, 1971. The park property was once used for testing and storing ammunition during World War II.
An MBU science professor is taking the lead on an exciting initiative to document as many plant and animal species in urban areas worldwide in just four days, and whether or not you are a science buff, you can get involved.
Dr. Shayani Pieris, assistant professor of plant sciences at Missouri Baptist University, is leading a university-wide initiative to capture plant and animal species on our cell phones, and it’s part of a citywide, nationwide and worldwide initiative.
I never imagined that God would use a wild mustang to bring me closer to Him, but Outlaw was proof that the Lord works in mysterious ways.
Photo by Carly Stevenson
Working at a children’s ministry in September 2018, senior Dani Jo Stevenson rides bareback on Hero, an American Quarter horse. Stevenson used only a halter to lead Hero in flexion exercises, which she uses with every horse she trains.