Volunteers wanted – 14th annual honeysuckle removal in Forest Park

Wild Ones at the 2011 Forest Park honeysuckle removal project

Wild Ones at the 2011 Forest Park honeysuckle removal project

Join Wild Ones for the annual honeysuckle removal project in Forest Park on Saturday, November 3rd from 9AM to noon.

This is the 14th year for the project, and the 2nd year Wild Ones has participated.  You can help reclaim Forest Park from its tangle of honeysuckle. So, come join us, get some great exercise, and make our planet a better place.

As a bonus, participating Wild Ones members will be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to a native plant nursery or bookstore next year!

If you’d like to join us, please RSVP to Amy Redfield by noon on Monday, October 29th. Download the flyer (1.4 MB PDF).

Saturday in the Prairie (and the woods) with the Hummels

by Betty Struckhoff

Bubbler to create running water

Bubbler to create running water

“I never imagined there was a residential landscape like this in the St. Louis area.”  That was one of the comments as Wild Ones members strolled through a buffalo grass lawn, a woodland with a bubbling stream and acres of prairie at the beautiful home of Joan and Larry Hummel on October 6. Continue reading

Mystery Plant – Update

White flowers of Eupatoria altissimum

Eupatorium altissimum

By Amy Redfield

At last, a follow-up to the Mystery Plant post of May 30, 2012. This photo was taken August 20. Turns out the pollinators love it! It has been identified as Eupatorium altissimum, known as tall thoroughwort, tall boneset or tall joepyeweed. Either way, it’s tall!

Many thanks to our webmaster, Brian Hall, for pointing out that it may have weedy or invasive tendencies. That’s the fastest way to get on my no-no list!