Jul 14

Upcoming FREE Webinar – Bees in Your Backyard

The Ohio State Unversity’s Bee Lab will be presenting a free webinar on July 19th about native bees.  The Bee Lab has lots of information and recorded webinars online, where some topics are focused on honeybees and beekeeping, but there are plenty that focus on our native pollinators as well.  I met Denise Ellsworth, who is …

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Jun 29

Volunteers needed for September Native Garden Tour

Registration is now OPEN for the 2017 St. Louis Native Plant Garden tour, happening on Saturday, September 16th.  If registration is open, that means that planning is in full swing!  In order to put on a successful tour, we need LOTS of volunteers to help at each site, who can talk to visitors and relieve …

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Jun 27

Registration is now OPEN for the 2017 Native Plant Garden Tour

St. Louis Audubon’s Bring Conservation Home (BCH) program and the St. Louis Chapter of Wild Ones are collaborating again to present the 2017 St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour on Saturday, September 16th.  This year’s tour is comprised of 10 residential gardens in Ballwin, Chesterfield, Manchester, and Town & Country The self-guided tour includes both traditional and natural …

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Jun 23

Help! My monarch caterpillar is sick!

Contributed by Penny Holtzmann   The other day green liquid appeared in the container of a monarch caterpillar which I am raising. An online search revealed that this is caused by the caterpillar ingesting insecticide. I had been feeding it a leaf from a milkweed growing at the entrance to our subdivision and remembered that …

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