The springfields at the baseball fields of Springfield, Missouri, are home to more than just the baseball field.
They also offer visitors an opportunity to witness the natural beauty and diversity of a city that has historically been a haven for farmers and ranchers.
“Springfield has an incredible history, and it’s a very unique place,” said John Pemberton, curator of natural resources for the museum.
“It’s really a place that’s really just blossomed.”
The city’s rich agricultural past has helped make Springfield a unique destination for naturalists and natural history buffs.
The first settlers came here in 1610 and quickly established the first city in the United States.
Springfield was a pioneer in the development of cotton and was the first to grow cotton and rice, said Tom Pemberter, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture.
Springfields have long been a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, and they’ve hosted many events over the years.
One of those events is the springfield rock festival, held annually in the spring.
This year, it is expected to draw more than 40,000 visitors, according to Pembert.
“There’s so much interest in Springfield,” Pembertor said.
“This is a place where people come to experience it and to see its natural beauty.
We’re very fortunate to be here, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”