Why not end the year with one of the most iconic species in the U.S. — the bald eagle. This time of year is ideal for eagle viewing and it is not uncommon to see a bald eagle soaring over the Emerson Grand Basin or other parts of the waterway in Forest Park.....Read More
Have you ever walked through part of Forest Park’s Nature Reserve and wondered why a big, dead tree is left standing in the middle of a prairie or wetland? One reason is to support additional habitat for wildlife that call the Park home. The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) is a just one...Read More
On September 26 and 27, Forest Park Forever worked with the Academy of Science – St. Louis to celebrate another biennial BioBlitz event, where more than 300 citizens joined over 20 science experts to inventory any living organisms they could find across the Park. One of the big discoveries for the weekend was of a new plant species to Forest Park....Read More
As the cooler temperatures continue to remind us that fall is just around the corner, be sure to take advantage of this transition while you are visiting Forest Park. This is a great time to see many of species of bird that use Forest Park and nearby areas during long migration’s from Canada all the way down to northern South America. One species that might be unfamiliar to many folks is ....Read More
As you visit the natural areas of Forest Park, it is easy to notice the wonderful swaths of purple, yellow, pink and blue from our summer wildflowers. One thing that might get overlooked are some of our flowering grasses. Though many grasses have relatively inconspicuous flowers, some of them are a little more noticeable. Big Bluestem is one ....Read More
This is the four post in our "Species of the Month" series, written by Park Ecologist Peter VanLinn. It's one of several 2014 initiatives meant to share knowledge we have about the Park for those who love it. This month, we spotlight the Yellow Morel. While we don't disclose the their specific Forest Park locations — because morels are highly sought after, it's important that we keep our limited populations flourishing here — we are pleased to provide information that will help you better understand and appreciate this interesting species.Read More
Bloodroot is a small woodland flower that blooms for only one to two days. During the past two years in Forest Park, the bloom has come at the exact date of the vernal equinox (the first day of spring). We may not see that kind of constancy this year with the cooler weather, but visitors will want to keep their eyes peeled ....Read More
Note: This is the second post in our "Species of the Month" series, written by Park Ecologist Peter VanLinn. It's one of several 2014 initiatives meant to share knowledge we have about the Park with those who love it.
American Mink (Neovison vison) — Park Locations: This species can be found throughout Forest Park along the waterways and forests, particularly Successional Forest, Kennedy Woods and along the water way from Deer Lake to Steinberg Prairie.....Read More
Note: With this post, we kick off a new "Species of the Month" series, written by Park Ecologist Peter Van Linn III. It's one of several 2014 initiatives meant to share knowledge we have about the Park with those who love it.
Are you longing for even the slightest hint of spring during these cold winter months? Fear not, Forest Park Forever’s “Species of the Month” has your cure.Read More