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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Aug 09

Last call for Native Plant Garden Tour early bird registration

Just a few days left for $15 early bird registration to our 2017 Native Plant Garden Tour on September 16th. After August 15th, tickets will be $20 and only available at our four retail garden center partners: Garden Heights Nursery in Richmond Heights Greenscape Gardens & Gifts in Manchester Rolling Ridge Nursery in Webster Groves Sugar Creek Gardens in Kirkwood …

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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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