Upcoming educational opportunities

Queen of the Prairie flower

Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula rubra), photo by Kathy Bildner

We’re finally getting a taste of winter, but the spring planting season will be here before we know it. Here are some opportunities to learn more about landscaping with native plants.

Grow Native at Home

It’s time to start thinking about spring gardening projects. Have you ever considered growing native plants? Naturally resilient native grasses, sedges, flowers, shrubs, vines and trees are great for home landscaping. They solve common gardening problems and attract butterflies, hummingbirds, song birds and other wildlife. When you grow native, you’ll be helping restore Missouri’s declining natural diversity. Come and learn how to put native plants to work in your home landscape.

Offered two different dates:

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Reservations required between January 27 – February 10. Please call 636-441-4554.

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Rockwoods Reservation
Reservations required between February 10 and 24. Please call 636-458-2236.


Native Plant Landscaping Symposium

Date: March 31, 2012, 8 AM – 4 PM
Location: Powder Valley Nature Center
Hosted by: Missouri Department of Conservation, Shaw Nature Reserve, and St. Louis Audubon Society
Cost: To be determined. At most, there will be a minimal fee to cover lunch.

Mark your calendar, and stay tuned for more details.