See the forest, see the trees - and appreciate woodland resources of the Show-Me State. From those that tower in the canopy to those that lightly shade ground-level wildflowers, Missouri's native trees are treasured by folks with interests of all kinds.
Carol Davit, Executive Director of Missouri Prairie Foundation, is also a lifelong student and advocate of native plant ecology in the woods. She describes two related but distinct wooded ecosystems, and the services they provide to humans and many other species.
Grow Native! - the flagship program of MPF - invites interested citizens to professionals to a day-long workshop on October 6, where ecological experts will showcase wooded resources at Shaw Nature Reserve, and teach the important how-and-why of removing invasive species, especially Bush Honeysuckle. Registration is requested by Sept 26.
Thanks to Josh Nothum, Earthworms Engineer
Music: Abdiel, performed live at KDHX by Dave Black
Related Earthworms Conversations:
Urban Forests: Seeing the Benefit FROM Trees (October 2016)
Backyard Woodland: How to Tend Your Forests and Your Trees (August 2016)
The Songs of Trees with Biologist David George Haskell (July 2017)
Songbirds! Our spirits fly with them, their twitterings rise with the sun; we watch 'em, we feed 'em, we love their gentle presence in our lives. This dedicated organization gives 'em a Wing Up when they get hurt, since 1993.
Wild Bird Rehabilitation is powered by flocks of volunteers who provide care for injured, ill and orphaned songbirds, toward releasing them back into their natural habitat. Could this volunteer gig launch you into a new love?
This month Wild Bird gets a new Flock Leader (aka Exec. Dir.) in Earthworms' guest Joe Hoffmann. Joe brings to Wild Bird over 30 years experience with wildlife health and conservation, and public education. Joe is a beloved returning guest! He brings SONGS, to his new job and this conversation with Jean Ponzi.
Opportunity to Support Wild Bird: Trivia Night November 11.
Music: Divertimento K 131, performed by Kevin MacLeod
THANKS to Josh Nothum, returning Earthworms Engineer
Related Earthworms Segments: Joe Hoffmann performed with The Raptor Project, live at KDHX