Apr 24

Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden

by Chris Kirmaier Bring Conservation Home Habitat Advisor One day earlier this week, Monday or Tuesday maybe (the week of April 10th), I saw an orange butterfly flitting around in the garden.  I was inside the house and by the time I got outside, it had disappeared.  “Gee,”  I thought, “that was about the size of a …

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Apr 07

Nature’s Not Neat: Birds Need Nesting Material

Several times in the last week or so I’ve watched a sparrow collect old plant material in my backyard and then fly away to continue constructing its nest. Of course, I didn’t have my camera or phone handy to capture the activity, but this video of a Paddyfield Pipit, likely taken in Asia, captures the …

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Mar 29

Sustainable Backyard Tour seeks Yard Hosts

The Sustainable Backyard Tour, held each year in June, is a unique opportunity to see firsthand how homeowners in St. Louis City and County are living greener lives and utilizing their yards and rooftops in more environmentally sensitive ways.   More than 200 families have welcomed tour goers into their yards since the first tour …

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Mar 29

Spring 2017 Native Plant Sales

Whether you’re just starting out or far into building your wildlife habitat, plant sales are a great way to get new plants and also ask questions and get ideas for the short and long term.  We are very lucky, in the St. Louis area, to have a number of events at which Missouri native plants …

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