2015 Calendar

Jan 2015

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Jan. 7
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 2015

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Feb. 4
7:00 pm
Wild Ones meeting - stormwater management
THE HEIGHTS community center in Richmond Heights

Susan McCrary, Principal Engineer, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, presents MSD’s Project Clear, a stormwater management project that involves the creation of raingardens and related features. Note: Our meetings are open to the public. We hope you’ll join us! Click the event title for directions and a map.

Native Plant School logo Thursday, Feb. 12
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Native Plant School: The Art and Function of Native Landscaping
Shaw Nature Reserve

In need of the tools necessary to transform your yard into a beautiful and functioning landscape that enhances life for you and wildlife and fits into the neighborhood? This class will go into basic design styles, planning methods and plant selection that maximizes wildlife potential while also fitting in with the neighborhood. Come learn how […]

Saturday, Feb. 28
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
4th annual Partners for Native Landscaping workshop
Powder Valley Nature Center

This in-depth workshop offers information and resources on how to landscape with native plants for greener communities. Learn how to: Garden for birds and pollinators Design and maintain a native garden Promote monarch butterflies Develop and maintain a rainscape Manage invasive bush honeysuckle Space is limited, and advance registration is suggested. Cost is $10, which includes lunch. […]

Mar 2015

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Mar. 11
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. Note: Our meetings are open to the public. We hope you’ll join us! Click the event title for directions and a map

Native Plant School logo Thursday, Mar. 12
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Native Plant School: Greenhouse Propagation
Shaw Nature Reserve

Growing native perennials, grasses, trees and shrubs from seed isn’t a mystery. This class will introduce the basic propagation methods that involve stratification, scarification, timing, soils, containers, fertilization and basic insect management. Part of the Native Plant School series.

Saturday, Mar. 14
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mallard Lake honeysuckle removal
Lakehouse Restaurant

Volunteers are needed to remove invasive bush honeysuckle in preparation for a restoration project.near Mallard Lake, Who: All ages are welcome, but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. When: Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. to noon Where: Meet on the north side of the Creve Coeur Lakehouse Restaurant What: All tools and […]

St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Mar. 25
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 2015

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Apr. 1
6:00 pm
Wild Ones meeting - tour of Kennedy Forest
Forest Park – pavilion #11

Joshua Wibbenmeyer, Nature Reserve Steward, will lead a tour of Kennedy Forest in Forest Park. Topics will include restoration and management, history of the forest, and wildflower/tree identification. This meeting will include the distribution of seedlings from the Missouri Department of Conservation that were ordered in November. Extras will be available for a very small fee – […]

Native Plant School logo Thursday, Apr. 9
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Native Plant School: Woodland Gardening
Shaw Nature Reserve

Mature white, post and chinquapin oaks are the dominant tree species in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden. Beneath these trees, mowed lawn has been killed and replanted with native shade-loving species. Learn how to replace turf in shaded areas with a variety of woodland species and create a lower maintenance landscape that is attractive to wildlife […]

Saturday, Apr. 11
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mallard Lake honeysuckle removal
Missouri Forest ReLeaf Nursery

Volunteers are needed to remove invasive bush honeysuckle in preparation for a restoration project near Mallard Lake. All ages are welcome, but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All tools and supplies will be provided. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Contact Mitch Leachman at mitch@stlouisaudubon.org or (314) 599-7390. NOTE: Please drive past […]

Saint Louis Earth Day logo Sunday, Apr. 26
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
St. Louis Earth Day
The Muny – Forest Park

Wild Ones and Bring Conservation Home will have an educational booth, with a limited number of shrub seedlings to give away. Free and open to the public. Parking in Forest Park will be limited. Shuttle buses will be available from Forest Park Community College. For more about the festival, visit the St. Louis Earth Day website.

May 2015

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, May. 6
6:30 pm
Wild Ones meeting & yard tour
Struckhoff home

Come see Betty Struckhoff’s yard, which received Bring Conservation Home’s Platinum certification in 2014. 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, May. 8
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. 9
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. Admission is $5 per person, $3 for seniors and students 13+. Free to […]

Native Plant School logo Thursday, May. 21
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Native Plant School: Rain Gardening
Shaw Nature Reserve

Rain gardens function like miniature natural watersheds. They slow down, capture and absorb water using elements similar to those in nature: plants, rocks, shallow swales and depressions that hold water temporarily rather than let it quickly run away. They provide beauty, natural diversity and wildlife habitat in areas that otherwise would be a monoculture of […]

Jun 2015

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Jun. 3
6:30 pm
Wild Ones meeting
Shaw Nature Reserve

Scott Woodbury will lead a tour of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. You don’t need to stop at the gate. Park in the lot by the Bascom house, and walk behind the house to the native plant school classroom Note: Our meetings are open to the public. We hope you’ll join us! Click […]

Native Plant School logo Thursday, Jun. 11
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Native Plant School: Landscaping for Deer Resistance
Shaw Nature Reserve

Some native plants are resistant to deer browse, others are not, and some fall in between. This class will focus on 100 native plant species and their resistance to deer. We also will look at methods to prevent deer antler rubbing. Part of the Native Plant School series.

Saturday, Jun. 20
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour

A self-guided tour of 10 residential native plant gardens in central St. Louis County. Various locations in Brentwood, Clayton, Glendale, Kirkwood, Webster Groves and more. Sun, shade, butterflies, birds, dry sites and wet Traditional and natural designs Take pictures and ask questions Cost: $20 per person. Proceeds benefit tour organizers: St. Louis Audubon’s Bring Conservation Home […]

Jul 2015

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Tuesday, Jul. 7
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 […]

St. Louis Wild Ones logo Saturday, Jul. 11
9:30 am
Wild Ones meeting & yard tour
Home of Bill Hoss

Yard tour at the home of Bill Hoss. This yard has received Platinum certification by Bring Conservation Home. Please bring a lawn chair. Note: Our meetings are open to the public. We hope you’ll join us! Click the event title for directions and a map.

Aug 2015

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Aug. 5
6:30 pm
Wild Ones meeting & yard tour
Speck home

Yard tour at the home of Judy and Randy Speck. Judy will talk about various aspects of this recently-converted yard. Choose Wednesday evening, August 5 or Saturday morning, August 8. Please bring a lawn chair. Note: Our meetings are open to the public. We hope you’ll join us! Click the event title for directions and a map.

St. Louis Wild Ones logo Saturday, Aug. 8
9:00 am
Wild Ones meeting & yard tour
Speck home

Yard tour at the home of Judy and Randy Speck. Judy will talk about various aspects of this recently-converted yard. Choose Wednesday evening, August 5 or Saturday morning, August 8. Please bring a lawn chair. Note: Our meetings are open to the public. We hope you’ll join us! Click the event title for directions and a map.

St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Aug. 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 […]

Sep 2015

Date/Time Event
St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Sep. 2
6:15 pm
Wild Ones meeting & yard tour
Home of Susan Orr

Yard tour at the home of Susan Orr. See how Susan handles “the deer problem.” Choose Wednesday evening, Sept. 2 or Saturday morning, Sept. 5. Please bring a lawn chair. Note: Our meetings are open to the public. We hope you’ll join us! Click the event title for directions and a map.

St. Louis Wild Ones logo Saturday, Sep. 5
9:30 am
Wild Ones meeting & yard tour
Home of Susan Orr

Yard tour at the home of Susan Orr. See how Susan handles “the deer problem.” Choose Wednesday evening, Sept. 2 or Saturday morning, Sept. 5. Please bring a lawn chair. Note: Our meetings are open to the public. We hope you’ll join us! Click the event title for directions and a map.

Native Plant School logo Thursday, Sep. 10
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Native Plant School: If You Plant It, They Will Come: Gardening for Pollinators
Shaw Nature Reserve

Join native landscaping consultant and designer Susie Van de Riet for a look at insect pollinators and the native plants they most desire. Come learn how to best select native plants to attract garden pollinators. Part of the Native Plant School series. Click the event title for more information.

Saturday, Sep. 12
9:00 am
Landscape Challenge planting
8139 Cornell Court

Save the date! We’ll need volunteers to help, and many hands make light work. This is a great opportunity to hang out with other “wild” folks, and learn more about native plants. Bring your gardening tools, and be ready to get your hands dirty.

Saturday, Sep. 26
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plant and seed exchange
Schlafly Bottleworks

The second annual Native Plant Expo and Sale will be Saturday, September 26th in Maplewood at the Schlafly Bottleworks from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. This FREE event is a great opportunity for you to share your native plant wealth with others at the St Louis Audubon Bring Conservation Home table. Their Habitat Advisors (many of whom […]

Oct 2015

Date/Time Event
Native Plant School logo Thursday, Oct. 8
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Native Plant School: Gardening with Asters and Goldenrods
Shaw Nature Reserve

Asters and goldenrods provide vital fuel in the form of nectar to monarchs during their migration to Mexico in late September and October. They also add beauty to the garden and feed a wide variety of other butterflies, skippers, bees and wasps. Come learn about the many different species for sun, shade, rain gardens, hedges […]

St. Louis Wild Ones logo Saturday, Oct. 17
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Celebrating 10 years of greener gardens: Native Plant School's 10th Anniversary
Shaw Nature Reserve

Keynote speaker Alan Branhagen, director of horticulture at Powell Gardens, will be introducing his new book, Native Plants of the Midwest (Timber Press). Schedule: 1-3 PM – tour the Whitmire Wildflower Garden and visit exhibits 3 PM – social, music, light food and refreshments 4 PM – keynote address by Alan Branhagen

St. Louis Wild Ones logo Wednesday, Oct. 28
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 2015

Date/Time Event
Wednesday, Nov. 4
6:00 pm
Wild Ones Meeting - annual potluck and seed exchange
THE HEIGHTS community center in Richmond Heights

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! Click the event title for directions and a map.

Native Plant School logo Thursday, Nov. 12
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Native Plant School: Growing Native Trees and Shrubs from Acorns, Nuts and Berries
Shaw Nature Reserve

Growing native trees and shrubs is a challenge but it is well worth the effort. Entomologist Doug Tallamy states that the best trees for wildlife are oak, willow, plum, wild cherry, river birch cottonwood, hickory, hawthorn and walnut to name a few. Come learn how to propagate these and other trees and shrubs that are […]