2014 calendar

Jan 2014

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Jan. 8
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Board meeting

The chapter’s board of directors will meet five times this year in board members’ homes.  Members are welcome to attend. Check with a board member or the president for the location and time, and so the host will have an accurate count of attendees. Issues to be brought before the board should be discussed with the president […]

Feb 2014

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Feb. 5
7:00 pm
Wild Ones meeting - Native Backyard Edibles
THE HEIGHTS community center in Richmond Heights

Program: Native Backyard Edibles by Kim Young of Forrest Keeling Nursery.

Native Plant School logo Thursday, Feb. 6
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Native Plant School: Rainscaping Fundamentals
Shaw Nature Reserve

Part of the Native Plant School series.

Mar 2014

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Mar. 5
7:00 pm
Wild Ones meeting - Monarch butterflies and the Wild for Monarchs campaign
THE HEIGHTS community center in Richmond Heights

Presentation on Monarch butterflies and the Wild for Monarchs campaign, by Ann Early and Bob Siemer. Learn everything there is to know about attracting/assisting monarchs before the spring migration and the plant sale.

Native Plant School logo Thursday, Mar. 13
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Native Plant School: Greenhouse Propagation
Shaw Nature Reserve

Ever wonder how to grow native perennials, grasses, trees and shrubs from seed? This class will discuss stratification, scarification, soil types, timing, containers, fertilizing, basic insect management, rooted cuttings and division. Part of the Native Plant School series.

Friday, Mar. 21
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Partners for Native Landscaping - opening reception and book signing by Doug Tallamy
Missouri Botanical Garden

This special event is designed for continuing native gardeners.  Doug Tallamy, author of “Bringing Nature Home,” will present “Your Role in Building Biological Corridors: Networks for Life,” followed by a book signing and cocktail reception with a cash bar.

Saturday, Mar. 22
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
3rd annual Partners for Native Landscaping workshop
Missouri Botanical Garden

The goal for this workshop is to inspire and educate beginning and practicing native gardeners. Author Doug Tallamy will give two presentations: “Bringing Nature Home,” and “Are Alien Plants Bad?”  Other speakers include Dave Tylka and Scott Woodbury.

St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Mar. 26
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Board meeting

The chapter’s board of directors will meet five times this year in board members’ homes.  Members are welcome to attend. Check with a board member or the president for the location and time, and so the host will have an accurate count of attendees. Issues to be brought before the board should be discussed with the president […]

Apr 2014

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Apr. 2
6:00 pm
Wild Ones meeting - yard consult and tour at the home of Marsha Gebhardt
Home of Marsha Gebhardt

Marsha has new plantings in the front yard, designed and installed by Simon and Monica Barker, who will be there to talk about the project. The back yard still needs your ideas. The yard has both shady and sunny areas. You are also invited to bring anything you would like to look at under a […]

Native Plant School logo Thursday, Apr. 10
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Native Plant School: Top Performing Plants
Shaw Nature Reserve

Class will cover best native plants for a beginner gardener, native plants resistant to deer and best trees for wildlife (from Doug Tallamy’s book). If you are thinking about what to replace ash trees with when they die from emerald ash borer, this class may be for you. Part of the Native Plant School series.

Logo for Kirkwood's 2014 Edgar Denison Day Saturday, Apr. 19
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Edgar Denison Day - tabling event
Kirkwood Market

Wild Ones will have an informational table as part of Edgar Denison Day. Kirkwood Mayor McDonnell has agreed to declare April 14th, 2014, ‘Edgar Denison Day’ in Kirkwood. Edgar Denison wrote, photographed and donated for publication the first full-color Missouri Dept. of Conservation field guide to Missouri wildflowers, now in its sixth edition. This opportunity […]

Shaw Nature Reserve logo Friday, Apr. 25
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday Greener Garden series - Woodland Connection!
Shaw Nature Reserve

Are you gardening in the shade? Have you been struggling to find the right plants that grow under trees? Join Shaw Nature Reserve, Missouri Department of Conservation and Missouri Wildflowers Nursery staff for a discussion and woodland garden tour on gardening in shade. Many woodland plants will be in full bloom and for sale at […]

Saint Louis Earth Day logo Sunday, Apr. 27
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
25th Annual St. Louis Earth Day
The Muny – Forest Park

Wild Ones will have an educational booth.  Free and open to the public.

May 2014

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, May. 7
6:30 pm
Wild Ones meeting - yard tour at the home of Susan Leahy
Home of Susan Leahy

Susan reports that her yard is planned so that things are blooming in constant succession. A recent visitor reports, “[The] yard is over the top.” In Brentwood — just south of Manchester between Brentwood and McKnight. Cold drinks will be available. In the interest of sustainability, please bring your own cup. If you have an […]

Shaw Nature Reserve logo Friday, May. 9
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Spring Wildflower Market - pre-sale for Garden members
Shaw Nature Reserve

Open only to members of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Native plant sale at Shaw Nature Reserve. This is a great opportunity to get started on planting season.  Several organizations, including Wild Ones, and independent growers will have plants for sale.  Friday is for Botanical Garden members only.  Saturday is open to the public. Note: Bring checks […]

Shaw Nature Reserve logo Saturday, May. 10
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spring Wildflower Market
Shaw Nature Reserve

Native plant sale at Shaw Nature Reserve. This is a great opportunity to get started on planting season.  Several organizations, including Wild Ones, and independent growers will have plants for sale.  Friday is for Botanical Garden members only.  Saturday is open to the public. Note: Bring checks and cash to pay vendors. Credit cards may not […]

Native Plant School logo Thursday, May. 15
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Native Plant School: Container Gardening
Shaw Nature Reserve

If you are limited with small spaces, container plantings with native grasses, sedges, annuals and perennials  may work for you. This class will focus on how to make large and small container plantings. Some will hold water like a mini-pond and others will drain. Part of the Native Plant School series.

Calendar icon with deadline circled in red Monday, May. 26
All Day
Deadline for Landscape Challenge applications

Submit your application for the annual Landscape Challenge, and you could win a native landscape makeover.

Jun 2014

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Jun. 4
6:30 pm
Wild Ones meeting - yard tour at the home of Dave Tylka
Home of Dave Tylka

Join author and college professor Dave Tylka on a tour of his yard that includes shade and prairie gardens, glade habitat, a rain garden, and a water feature. Dave’s, Native Landscaping for Wildlife and People, is a “must read” for native gardeners in the Midwest. Our meetings are open to the public. We hope you’ll join […]

Native Plant School logo Thursday, Jun. 12
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Native Plant School: Landscaping with Sedges
Shaw Nature Reserve

Native sedges and sedge-like plants are useful in gardening. They can be flooded in a rain garden. They are attractive to wildlife and people. They can make low-maintenance groundcovers plantings. Come learn the best native sedges for landscaping and how to grow them. Part of the Native Plant School series.

Saint Louis Zoo logo Tuesday, Jun. 17
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pollinator Dinner
Saint Louis Zoo

In celebration of National Pollinator Week, join us for a special dinner where you can sample the many foods pollinators help provide. Before dinner, sip honey beer at the cash bar, enjoy a honey tasting and peruse booths with information and activities related to pollinators. Read more. Note: According to the Zoo website, the dinner is already […]

Shaw Nature Reserve logo Friday, Jun. 27
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday Greener Garden series - For the Birds: why insects matter
Shaw Nature Reserve

Don’t stomp that caterpillar, celebrate it. Native insects in the garden aren’t a disease; they belong there and provide needed food for nesting birds. Join Shaw Nature Reserve, Missouri Department of Conservation, St. Louis Audubon Society and Wild Ones staff as we discuss the many benefits of native plants and garden insects for bird welfare, and tour the garden in search […]

Jul 2014

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Jul. 2
6:30 pm
Wild Ones meeting - yard tour and discussion at the home of Fran Glass
Home of Fran Glass

Fran Glass has been nurturing native plants in her backyard since 1997. A few years ago she “went native” in her front yard, and in the past year she has added plantings in the back to take her to a higher level of certification in the Bring Conservation Home program. Come see the results! Two choices […]

St. Louis Wild Ones logo Saturday, Jul. 12
9:30 am
Wild Ones meeting - yard tour and discussion at the home of Fran Glass
Home of Fran Glass

Fran Glass has been nurturing native plants in her backyard since 1997. A few years ago she “went native” in her front yard, and in the past year she has added plantings in the back to take her to a higher level of certification in the Bring Conservation Home program. Come see the results! Two choices […]

St. Louis Wild Ones logo Saturday, Jul. 12
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Board meeting
Home of Fran Glass

The chapter’s board of directors will meet five times this year in board members’ homes. We are holding this Board meeting after the yard tour to encourage members to attend. So the host will have an accurate count of attendees, please let a board member know if you plan to join us. Issues to be brought before […]

Aug 2014

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Aug. 6
6:30 pm
Wild Ones meeting - tour of the native garden at Chesterfield City Hall
Chesterfield City Hall

Program on the many efforts in Chesterfield that promote sound landscaping practices. Melinda (Mindy) Mohrman, the City Arborist, will lead the tour of the plantings around the building and speak of the interest and policies of planting natives in the city.  The multi-purpose room has been reserved for the indoor portion of the meeting. Note: Our meetings […]

St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Aug. 27
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Board meeting

The chapter’s board of directors will meet five times this year in board members’ homes.  Members are welcome to attend. Check with a board member or the president for the location and time, and so the host will have an accurate count of attendees. Issues to be brought before the board should be discussed with the president […]

Sep 2014

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Sep. 3
6:15 pm
Wild Ones meeting - tour of recently re-landscaped Lockwood Park
Lockwood Park

Scott Woodbury will lead a tour of recently re-landscaped Lockwood Park in Webster Groves. Scott will be joined by Yvonne Steingruby, Supervisor of Horticulture in Webster Groves. Note: Our meetings are open to the public. We hope you’ll join us! Click the event title for directions and a map

Shaw Nature Reserve logo Friday, Sep. 5
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shaw Wildflower Market
Shaw Nature Reserve

Fall is a great time to plant. Buy wildflowers from Missouri Wildflower Nursery, and other locally-made products, including wine, bread, meats, cheese, art, beer, produce and more. There will also be a native plant bake-off.

Native Plant School logo Thursday, Sep. 11
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Native Plant School: Landscaping with Vines
Shaw Nature Reserve

Ever wonder if grape vines kill trees? This class will answer this question. Native vines can fit in any landscape. Small vines for light posts or large vines to cover trees and buildings. Vines for hummingbirds or vines for bees. Vines with showy flowers and vines that produce berries for the birds. We will also […]

Shaw Nature Reserve logo Friday, Sep. 12
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday Greener Garden series - Seeding a Tallgrass Prairie or Savanna!
Shaw Nature Reserve

Larger land owners/managers who are wondering what to do with that huge expanses of mowed lawn or field can benefit from this discussion led by DJM Ecological Services, Missouri Department of Conservation and Shaw Nature Reserve Staff. Come learn how to plan, prepare the site, install and maintain a seeded prairie or savanna landscape. Free, but you must register in advance. […]

Wednesday, Sep. 17
5:30 pm
Southwest Illinois chapter meeting - Heartland Prairie in Alton
Gordon Moore Park

Board meeting at 5:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair, water and comfortable walking We will walk and learn about the Heartland Prairie beginning at 6:00. Sunset is at 7:05 pm; we are looking forward to a beautiful evening walk. Enter at the North entrance off Hwy. 140 for the soccer fields and Heartland Prairie.

Logo of the Dogtown Sustainability Expo Saturday, Sep. 20
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dogtown Sustainability Expo
Dogtown

The Sustainability Expo informs residents about the many organizations in the Dogtown community working on issues of ecological and social sustainability. It also encourages attendees to adopt sustainable practices at their homes. Wild Ones will have a table. This event is part of the 5th annual Dogtown Street Musicians Festival. Hosted by the Dogtown Historical […]

Saturday, Sep. 27
9:00 am
Landscape Challenge planting
2014 Landscape Challenge location

Come join with Wild Ones members, learn the latest in planting techniques, and try out new plant ideas for your own yard at this year’s Landscape Challenge. You can sign up at the August or September meeting, or contact Marsha Gebhardt.

Oct 2014

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Saturday, Oct. 4
11:00 am
Wild Ones meeting - yard tour and potluck lunch at the home of Scott Barnes
Home of Scott Barnes

Guided yard tour will begin at 11:00 am, or feel free to wander the yard on your own. We will start barbecuing at 1 p.m. Scott will have sausages, hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as water, tea and coffee. You’re welcome to bring a side dish or dessert. Due to the cool weather, we’ll be eating inside. Note: […]

Native Plant School logo Thursday, Oct. 9
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Native Plant School: Small Flowering Trees and Shrubs
Shaw Nature Reserve

This class will explore trees that fit under power lines and in small gardens. Trees and shrubs that have showy flowers and multiple seasons of interest. We will discuss how to prune branches and rejuvenate an old shrub. Part of the Native Plant School series.

Wednesday, Oct. 15
5:30 pm
Southwest Illinois chapter meeting - Naturescapes Nursery
Naturescapes

Board meeting at 5:30 pm.  Meeting at 6:00 pm Bring lawn chair, comfy walking shoes, water.  Tour will be quick as sunset is 6:21 pm. Naturescapes: 618-344-8841 and www.naturescapesnursery.com.

Shaw Nature Reserve logo Friday, Oct. 24
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday Greener Garden series - Celebrate Autumn Color!
Shaw Nature Reserve

What better time than autumn to discover the beauty of Missouri native trees and shrubs. On hand to talk about Missouri’s showiest woody plants are Missouri Department of Conservation, Shaw Nature Reserve and Forrest Keeling Nursery. Many trees and shrubs will be in full autumn color and will be for sale. Free, but you must register in advance. Participants are encouraged […]

St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Oct. 29
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Board meeting

The chapter’s board of directors will meet five times this year in board members’ homes.  Members are welcome to attend. Check with a board member or the president for the location and time, and so the host will have an accurate count of attendees. Issues to be brought before the board should be discussed with the president […]

Nov 2014

Date/Time Event
Saturday, Nov. 8
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Honeysuckle removal in Forest Park

Join Wild Ones for the annual honeysuckle removal project in Forest Park.  Help reclaim Forest Park from its tangle of honeysuckle, get some great exercise, and make our planet a better place. Location TBD

Native Plant School logo Thursday, Nov. 13
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Native Plant School: Control and ID of Invasive Plants
Shaw Nature Reserve

Invasive plants are a threat to native ecosystems and landscapes because they compete with native plants for light, nutrients and moisture. Many natural and landscaped areas have become severely infested with invasive species due to years or decades of neglect. Control methods described in this class are designed for homeowners who are having problems with […]

St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Nov. 19
6:00 pm
Wild Ones meeting - annual potluck and seed exchange
First Presbyterian Church

Bring a food dish and seeds to share if you have them. Note: Our meetings are open to the public. We hope you’ll join us!

Dec 2014

Date/Time Event
Wednesday, Dec. 17
6:00 pm
Southwest Illinois chapter meeting
Audubon Center at Riverlands

This meeting is a general Meet and Greet for members and interested parties. As we are in Missouri, perhaps some of the St. Louis chapter members might be interested in attending as well. Debra McStay, our contact there, suggests we might want to bring some snacks. The center will provide liquid refreshments.