Posts Categorized: Newsletter

How much do you know about spiders?

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Which of the following statements are false? Spiders are insects. “Arachnid” is just a fancy name for spider. You can always tell a spider because it has eight legs. All spiders make webs. The orb web (round or “geometric” web) is a “normal” spider web. A “daddy-longlegs” is a kind of spider.

I-270/I-44 Interchange Planting Report

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By Tamie Yegge, Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center You may recall that last December, a team of over 50 volunteers converged on the North and South sides of the 1-270/1-44 interchange to plant Missouri native grass and forb seed. The native seed was mixed with an annual rye grass which was meant to quickly sprout,… Read more »

The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund

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By Tom and Marilyn Chryst The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund awards annual grants to places of learning for projects that reflect the Wild Ones message of creating natural landscapes using native plants and environmentally sound practices, and appreciating humankind’s proper place in the web of nature. The fund was developed by Lorrie Otto,… Read more »

Spring Bend: Yesterday and Today

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By Scott Woodbury Of all the wildflower forays I go on each year, I look forward to Spring Bend the most. Perhaps it’s spring in the air, but more likely, it’s the remarkable array of spring ephemerals that carpet the Missouri River banks and hallows that cut down from the softly rolling hills. It used… Read more »

Lessons from a 55 m.p.h. Cloverleaf Prairie

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By Scott Woodbury I am happy to report that the I-270 and I-44 cloverleaf prairie conversion is well underway. The combined efforts made by David Schilling (Washington University), Tamie Yegge (MDC-Powder Valley), John Behrer (Shaw Arboretum), Linda Chambers (Henry Shaw Ozark Corridor Foundation), and Mark Grossenbacher (Missouri Dept. of Transportation) have been successful. Planting plans… Read more »

Scenic Missouri Billboard Petition

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By Tom Chryst Scenic Missouri has sponsored an initiative petition for a proposed law, which will be submitted to the voters at the general election on 7 November 2000, as follows: Shall Missouri statutes be amended to prohibit the construction of most new outdoor advertising and to further restrict existing outdoor advertising along all National… Read more »

Aldo Leopold Benches

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By Tom and Marilyn Chryst The eight Aldo Leopold benches that were built by Wild Ones last winter were installed along the Wildflower Trail at Shaw Arboretum on November 6th. Several rugged Wild Ones, assisted by Arboretum staff, participated in the hard work of placing the benches. On January 5th, the Wild Ones bench-makers gathered… Read more »

Happy Anniversary St. Louis Wild Ones

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By Terry L. Sebben This October marks the one-year anniversary of the St. Louis chapter of Wild Ones. Some of you may not be aware of how this chapter began, so let me take this opportunity to fill you in, at least from my point of view. It was June 5th, 1998 at the Shaw… Read more »

National Wild Ones Board Meeting – 1999

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By Scott Woodbury Terry Sebben and I attended the national Wild Ones board meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum on August 14th, 1999. The U.W. Arboretum is much like Shaw Arboretum. Both have well-developed restored tallgrass prairies, both are dedicated to environmental education, and both will soon have a new visitor center and wildflower… Read more »