Pollinator Speaker Series
The City of Webster Groves Green Spaces Commission is sponsoring an ongoing Speaker Series at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 E Glendale in Webster Groves. Check back often to find out ways you can help create pollinator habitats. Pollinators include the bees, butterflies, birds and bats, and have an important role in maintaining the health of the ecosystem and supporting agriculture by planting pollen grains, which in turn result in fruit and seeds. Creating pollinator habitats also supports healthy creeks and streams by planting deep-rooted, native plants that help prevent stormwater runoff.
September 9, 2019 - Native Landscaping 101
June 20, 2019 - Mosquitos!
May 6, 2019 - How to Kill a Tree
February 4, 2019 - Webster Groves is for the....
October 1, 2018 - The Importance of Urban Green Space for Pollinator Refuge
August 6, 2018 - Wild for Monarchs
Sponsored by Webster Groves Green Spaces Commission
Shaw Nature Reserve Native Plant School
Native Plant School is a year-round series of mostly outdoor learning sessions in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. They will cover various aspects of native home landscaping and prairie/savanna/wetland re-establishment. Please bring your questions, comments, photos, drawings, plant specimens, etc. for these three-hour discussion sessions. Scott Woodbury and guest experts will lead the discussions, hands-on tours and demonstrations. Participation from the audience is encouraged. Learn more about the series.
September 12, 2019 - Converting Lawn and Fields to Seeded Prairie or Savanna
May 22, 2019 - Native Wild Edible Plants
June 13, 2019 - Gardening with Native Groundcovers
July 11, 2019 - Gardening for Insects
Wild Ideas Worth Sharing Speaker Series
Wild Ideas Worth Sharing is a free, open-to-the-public speaker series of the BiodiverseCity St. Louis network, in partnership with the Academy of Science St. Louis. The series shines the spotlight on local and global issues and initiatives that advance biodiversity conservation in significant and novel ways.
November 14, 2019 - Invasive Species Solutions: When science, policy, and stewardship converge
February 12, 2019 - Calculating Tree Benefits: Easy as One, Two, Tree