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Order native plants online & get delivery

Even with the cancellation of native plant sales, you can still start a native garden this spring with plants from local growers and free delivery or curbside pick-up services.

Here are a few options:

City Roots Nursery

Order plants online for home delivery or pickup at the Brookside Farmers Market on Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., 6321 […]

Take a hike in the urban wildlands

While limiting social contact, look for all the places close to home where you can get outside for exercise and to enjoy beautiful, springtime weather.

You can find free, public trails in every U.S. city around the country at All Trails. Locally, here are a few favorites suggested by Kansas City Wildlands:

Blue River Parkway
Kansas City, […]

Get a live look at zoo animals here

Want a live look at the penguins, giraffes and macaws, even though the Kansas City Zoo is closed? Here’s how you can still see what the animals are doing.

Watch live “Animal Cam” as penguins waddle around, dive underwater, get fed — and not have to worry about social distancing at the Helzberg Penguin Plaza. Plus, […]

March 24th, 2020|Animals, Birds, Education, Nature, Restorative, Wildlife|0 Comments

Get native tree seedlings for spring gardens

Just in time for spring planting, you can order native tree seedlings for as little as 22 cents each from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Even residents of other states can get seedlings shipped.

The MDC George O. White State Nursery grows three-million tree seedlings each year and sells one-year-old, bare-root seedlings with sizes varying […]

Build a bluebird house for your garden

Attract the native, eastern bluebird to your yard by building a bluebird house just in time for the spring nesting season this month.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering two, free Build a Bluebird House workshops to help residents attract more bluebirds to the Kansas City area. The workshops are open to adults and […]