Mitch Leachman will lead a tour of the bottomland forest, prairie restoration and lake edge at Creve Coeur Park on September 11, starting at 8 a.m., located at Creve Coeur Park Lake, 2160 Creve Coeur Mill Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63146. The tour is free and registration is required.
Find more information about the event below from the Sustainable Backyard Network.
Don’t miss our first in-person gathering since the 2019 Shindig! In this outdoor lesson in biodiversity, Mitch Leachman will lead a tour of the bottomland forest, prairie restoration and lake edge at Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park’s Mallard Lake. Both native and non-native plants will be highlighted as the group traverses a 2.5 mile loop trail. Commentary will be offered on plant behavior, wildlife value and suitability for landscaping projects.
Group size is limited to 20 and advance registration is required. Please note: All are welcome to attend, regardless of vaccination status. Should you not be fully vaccinated, we do ask that you wear a mask at all times out of consideration for the presenter and each other.
Mitch worked for the St. Louis Audubon Society from 2008 until early 2021 as Director of Programs and Executive Director. In 2012, he co-founded the organization’s Bring Conservation Home native landscaping consultation and certification program. He has also delivered over 180 presentations, classes and field trips on native plants, birds and biodiversity. Mitch has been gardening with native plants for over 15 years and enjoys all the critters supported by his current inventory of 80 species of native plants.
Join us for 2 to 3 hours of fun and information!
The event is FREE! Donations welcome. CLICK HERE to register on Eventbrite!