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).
Monarch butterfly sipping nectar from a New England Aster.
Even though it’s October, be on the watch for monarch caterpillars on milkweed (including vining milkweed) and chrysalises in your garden. And possibly elsewhere – my neighbor discovered a chrysalis inside a running shoe left out on his porch.
by Betty Struckhoff
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
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!
by Betty Struckhoff
Saturday, September 22, was a gloriously beautiful day. What better way to spend it than giving a young family a new front yard landscape of native plants. Wild Ones members enjoyed installing the design created by our own Jeanne Cablish and who knew Scott Woodbury has stump hacking among his many talents!