Sep 20

Upcoming Presentation: The Book of Eggs

Mary Ann Fink, of the Fleur De Lis Garden Society has graciously extended an invitation to our readers to hear Dr. Mark Hauber speak about his 2014 book, The Book of Eggs: A Life-size Guide to the Eggs of Six Hundred of the World’s Bird Species.   Dr. Hauber will be speaking on Wednesday, October 18th at …

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Sep 11

Last Chance to purchase tickets for the 2017 Tour

Time is running out to buy tickets for our 3rd St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour, on September 16th from 9 AM to 4 PM, 10 homes in West St. Louis County. Quantities are limited, get yours TODAY!   Ask questions, take photos, see native plants in action! Whether you’re new to native plants or …

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Aug 18

Order tree and shrub seedlings from MDC – delivery Spring 2018

Purchasing seedlings from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is a cost-effective way of adding woody plants to your native habitat.  The George O. White State Forest Nursery near Licking offers Missouri residents a variety of seedlings for reforestation, windbreaks, erosion control and wildlife habitat. The seedlings are sold in bundles of 10+, so you …

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Aug 15

The Spring Azure, Celastrina ladon

I was walking in Manchester, Missouri’s Seibert Park the end of May when a small blue butterfly caught my eye. I followed the Spring Azure, Celastrina ladon (form violacea) as it collected minerals from a small piece of rotting timber. They often extract vitamins & minerals from animal dropping, carrion and rotting wood. Lovely, huh? …

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