Even though it’s October, be on the watch for monarch caterpillars on milkweed (including vining milkweed) and chrysalises in your garden. And possibly elsewhere – my neighbor discovered a chrysalis inside a running shoe left out on his porch.
Posts Categorized: Wildlife
By Susan Orr To my delight, three male Red-breasted Grosbeaks have spent the last two weeks at the feeders outside my kitchen window!
By Kathy Bildner In March I brought a cocoon of a Polyphemus Moth into my house. I found it in the backyard on a bittersweet vine that grows up my silver maple tree. I knew what it was because last spring I did this same thing. Mid April it emerged from its winter metamorphosis. It… Read more »
By Amy Redfield Last spring I planted a new shade tree – a hackberry, Celtis occidentalis. Thanks to some pretty intensive babying – slow soaker watering every other day for that entire dry and hot summer – I’ve been rewarded with hackberries! Hackberry trees are among the best food and shelter plants for wildlife, and… Read more »
The St. Louis County Department of Planning and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently announced the Native Commons demonstration project. Grant funds in the amount of $10,000 will be awarded to a subdivision in unincorporated St. Louis County to fund the transition of common ground to a native landscape.
Did you find any exiting plant at the plants sale to add to your garden?
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 »