Meetings are usually the 1st Wednesday of each month, February – November.
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February 1, 7 p.m. – Powder Valley Nature Center, Rooms C & D
Mike Arduser comes to us from the Mo. Dept. of Conservation with a program on pollinators. Mike recently discovered two new species of native bees.
April 4, 6:00 p.m. (sunset at 7:30)
Yard tour at the home of Betty Struckhoff. Mini-program: Trees and shrubs – put on your thinking caps!
May 2, 6:30 p.m. (sunset at 8 p.m.) at the home of Chris Siewig, owner of Nature’s Re-Creations, a company that installs water features.
Friday and Saturday, May 11-12. Native plant sale at Shaw Nature Reserve.
June 6, 6:30 p.m. Yard tour at the home of Sharon Pederson
Mini-program: I’ll discuss my experience as Master Gardener volunteer at Litzsinger Road Ecology Center, where I participate in native habitat restoration and first learned about native gardening. I will also give a summary of the Creekside Garden, established 2007, including both mistakes and successes. Two binders of garden photos, from initial house construction in 2007, to fall and winter garden, 2011, will be available to give context.
July 11, 6:30 p.m. Yard tour at the home of Ed Schmidt
Mini-program: Jeanne Cablish will discuss the design for Ed’s front yard and Ed will answer questions about the installation.
August 1, 6:30 p.m. – at the University of Missouri, St. Louis
Hosted by Jen Freund, Education and Ecology Instructor, and Jay Fish
“We have some challenges with our prairie that would be a good topic for discussing urban habitat restoration. We have a large rain garden (transformed from a fescue “retention area”), woodland and new prairie area to view and discuss. This is a unique place because it is used for student research to inform changes in both the neighboring park land use and the campus’s land use.”
Note: In 2010 St. Louis Wild Ones made a grant to UMSL’s CHERP (Campus Honors Environment Research Project) program for the purchase of native plants.
Note 2: Watch Green Time TV show 404, which includes interviews about the UMSL prairie.
September 5, at 6:15 p.m. – meet at the Forest Park Visitors’ Center
Walking tour of the natural areas in Forest Park. Led by staff of Forest Park Forever.
November 7, 6:00 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood
Potluck and seed exchange. Bring seeds to share if you have them and a food dish.