Botany Walks for Teachers

2024 Schedule
Saturdays at 9:00 or Sundays at 10:00

Come join us on our free, weekly Botany Walks – even if you’re not a teacher.
Help us make sense of our natural world as we walk in the great open classroom.

DATENAME OF NATURAL AREA /
GPS LOCATION
TRAIL MAP /
FLOWER LISTS
Apr 06
Apr 07
Powder Valley Conservation Area
38.55570, -90.42829
Trail Map
01 Checklist
Apr 13
Apr 14
Washington State Park
38.08554, -90.68349
Trail Map
02 Checklist
Apr 20
Apr 21
Young Conservation Area
38.44729, -90.66311
Trail Map
03 Checklist
Apr 27
Apr 28
St. Francois State Park
37.97030, -90.53322
Trail Map
04 Checklist
May 04
May 05
Beckemeier Conservation Area
38.67734, -90.52803
Trail Map
05 Checklist
May 11
May 12
Ellis Island
38.87808, -90.18491
Trail Map
06 Checklist
May 18
May 19
LaBarque Creek Natural Area
38.42253, -90.69885
Trail Map
07 Checklist
May 25
May 26
Hickory Canyons Natural Area
37.87219, -90.302320
Trail Map
08 Checklist
Jun 01
Jun 02
Cliff Cave County Park
38.45865, -90.28822
Trail Map
09 Checklist
Jun 08
Jun 09
Forest Park
38.63668, -90.26826
Trail Map
10 Checklist
Jun 15
Jun 16
Victoria Glades Conservation Area
38.20316, -90.54311
Trail Map
11 Checklist
Jun 22
Jun 23
Glassberg Conservation Area
38.43573, -90.67564
Trail Map
12 Checklist
Jun 29
Jun 30
The Gardens at SIUE
38.80221, -89.99211
Trail Map
13 Checklist
Jul 06
Jul 07
Sunfish Lake (Spanish Lake Park)
38.80262, -90.19958
Trail Map
14 Checklist
Jul 13
Jul 14
Faust Park
38.66553, -90.54001
Trail Map
15 Checklist
Jul 20
Jul 21
McDonnell Park Prairie
38.71204, -90.40231
Trail Map
16 Checklist
Jul 27
Jul 28
Lower Meramec County Park
38.46082, -90.39327
Trail Map
17 Checklist
Aug 03
Aug 04
Salt Lick Point
38.30355, -90.30912
Trail Map
18 Checklist
Aug 10
Aug 11
Watershed Nature Center
38.81695, -89.97493
Trail Map
19 Checklist
Aug 17
Aug 18
Heartland Prairie
38.91280, -90.10364
Trail Map
20 Checklist
Aug 24
Aug 25
Babler State Park
38.61642, -90.70646
Trail Map
21 Checklist
Aug 31
Sept 01
Fort Belle Fontaine
38.82461, -90.21752
Trail Map
22 Checklist
Sept 07
Sept 08
Don Robinson State Park
38.39201, -90.69507
Trail Map
23 Checklist
Sept 14
Sept 15
Shaw Nature Reserve
38.48225, -90.82408
Trail Map
24 Checklist
Sept 21
Sept 22
Creve Coeur County Park
38.70014, -90.49711
Trail Map
25 Checklist
Sept 28
Sept 29
Busch Greenway to Katy Trail
38.69469, -90.68459
Trail Map
26 Checklist
Oct 05
Oct 06
Valley View Glades Natural Area
38.25549, -90.62728
Trail Map
27 Checklist
Oct 12
Oct 13
George Winter Park Prairie
38.50643, -90.42540
Trail Map
28 Checklist
Oct 19
Oct 20
Meramec Community College
38.56765, -90.42353
Trail Map
29 Checklist
Oct 26
Oct 27
Tower Grove Park
38.60651, -90.25765
Trail Map
30 Checklist

There are some things in life that you just can’t learn well from books. Field Botany is one of them. You have to “walk the walk” as they say. So you might as well walk with us. You’ll find that botanizing with a group is usually more productive than botanizing alone.  More eyeballs. Plus you get to meet others who share the same enthusiasms, which is no small feat.

Please join our email list. Trails are sometimes blocked and parks are sometimes closed, so occasionally we’ll have to change our schedule. Play it safe by joining our email list. A couple of days before each walk, you’ll receive the latest trail information and a checklist of the flowers we’ll be looking for.  To sign up, just send a request to: “STLnaturestudy@gmail.com.

‚ÄčWant even more? For the general public, the Webster Groves Nature Study Society is well known for their excellent nature programs, including their popular Monday Morning Botany Walks led by teacher and botanist John Oliver.