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Wildflowers in snow

By Ed Schmidt

Can you name these wildflowers in their winter garb? I’ll give you a week to respond in the comments section and post the answers next weekend.

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November meeting minutes

Thirty-one members enjoyed our annual potluck dinner and seeds exchange as we celebrated the 15th anniversary of St. Louis Chapter Wild Ones. The chapter was chartered on October 18, 1998, founded by Scott Woodbury of Shaw Nature Reserve.

Cake to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the St. Louis chapter of Wild OnesEd Schmidt showed photos from the past year’s events.

Betty Struckoff delivered a delicious, beautifully decorated anniversary cake.

Fran Glass displayed a board recognizing our founding members and past officers.

Marsha Gebhardt entertained us with a reading during the meal.

Following the meal, Ed gave a synopsis of the year’s meetings and events.
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