Upcoming native plant & other events list for May 30, June & July 2017

Events of interest in the St. Louis area:

White flowers

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Tuesday, May 30
Wildflower Walk in Forest Park
Deer Lake Savanna: Spring Wildflowers
Led by Josh Wibbenmeyer
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
RSVP to Jean Turney at jturney@forestparkforever.org

Friday, June 2
Bumblebees & You
Led by Susan Van de Riet
Forest Park Forever’s Heart of the Park Walking Tour
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 3
St. Louis Urban Gardening Symposium
Brightside St. Louis’ Demonstration Garden
4646 Shenandoah Avenue
9:00 a.m. – noon
Cost $15.00 per person
Registration is required.

Saturday, June 3
Green Homes Festival
Missouri Botanical Garden
Cost: Included with regular Garden admission;
Free until noon for St. Louis City and County residents
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Purple flowers

Aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium)

Saturday, June 3
American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day
at World Bird Sanctuary
Free
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 3
Founded by the Missouri Prairie Foundation in 2016,
National Prairie Day is celebrated the first Saturday
of June every year.

Wednesday, June 7 (or choose June 10)
Wild Ones – St. Louis Chapter
Gathering and Schweitzer yard tour
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 8
Shaw Nature Reserve
Native Plant School
Front Yard Formal Native Landscaping
James Faupel
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Registration is required.

Large yellow flower

Missouri evening-primrose (Oenothera macrocarpa)

Friday, June 9
Riparian Buffers: Where Land Meets Water
Forest Park Forever’s Heart of the Park Walking Tour
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 10
Wild Ones – St. Louis Chapter
Gathering and Schweitzer yard tour
9:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 10
Great Rivers Greenway’s
Life Outdoors Festival
Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free
Registration is required.

Sunday, June 11
7th Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The tour is free.
Registration is required.

Pink flowers

Queen of the prairie (Filipendula rubra)

Friday, June 16
Butterflies in Nature, led by Amy Witt
Forest Park Forever’s Heart of the Park Walking Tour
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18
Naturally Beautiful, Gardening With Missouri Native Plants
Sponsored by Grow Native!
Sugar Creek Gardens
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, June 17
St. Louis Bee Brigade
Hosted by College of Arts & Sciences
Webster University
Location: Forest Park Forever
Registration is required.
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Monday, June 19 – Sunday, June 25
National Pollinator Week
Sponsored by Pollinator Partnership

Red flowers

Indian pink (Spigelia marilandica)

Tuesday, June 20
Saint Louis Zoo
Pollinator Dinner
Exhibits and cash bar start at 6:00 p.m.
Followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. and
8:30 p.m. speaker Jane Breckenridge
$50 for adults (13 and older)
$25 for children (2 to 12 years old)
Registration is required.

Saturday, June 24
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Native Tree Walk
10:00 a.m. – noon
Registration is required.

Friday, June 23
Plant Health Care, led by Mike Renner
Forest Park Forever’s Heart of the Park Walking Tour
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, June 27
Wildflower Walk in Forest Park
Kennedy Forest & Savanna: Summer Wildflowers
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
RSVP to Jean Turney at jturney@forestparkforever.org

white flower clusters

Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)

Wednesday, July 5 (or choose Saturday, July 8)
Wild Ones – St. Louis Chapter
Gathering and DeRousse yard tour
6:30 p.m.

Friday, July 7
Invasive Species, led by Theo Smith
Forest Park Forever’s Heart of the Park Walking Tour
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 8
Wild Ones – St. Louis Chapter
Gathering and DeRousse yard tour
9:30 a.m.

Thursday, July 13
Shaw Nature Reserve
Native Plant School
Gardening for Wildlife
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Registration is required.

Tuesday, July 25
Wildflower Walk in Forest Park
Hidden Creek Savanna: Summer Wildflowers
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
RSVP to Jean Turney at jturney@forestparkforever.org