Nature in Our Neighborhoods: Where You Live
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Citizens in Action!
Whether you live in an apartment, condo, multi-family or single home, you can support and sustain local wildlife in ways ranging from super-easy (see Quick Tip) to multi-year ecological restoration. Help us populate the case study portfolio below with real stories from across the St. Louis region. Doing something to help nature in your neighborhood? Share your project and story
  • apartment/condo – your story here
  • street/neighborhood – your story here
  • vacant lot – Mighty Mississippians
  • community garden – your story here
  • home with yard – your story here
  • subdivision common area – your story here
  • senior living facility – your story here
  • rural property – your story here
  • farm – your story here

Quick Tip: Don't mow your dandelions! Blooming early in the spring, pollen-rich dandelions provide a jump-start for the colony-building efforts of native pollinators like bees. Later in summer, these same insects and their offspring will be pollinating the tomatoes and cucumbers in our gardens.

O DANDELION, rich and haughty,
King of village flowers!
Each day is coronation time,
You have no humble hours.
I like to see you bring a troop
To beat the blue-grass spears,
To scorn the lawn-mower that would be
Like fate’s triumphant shears,
Your yellow heads are cut away,
It seems your reign is o’er.
By noon you raise a sea of stars
More golden than before.


—Vachel Lindsay (1879–1931)
Bee on dandelion