“How special it is to have a creek like that.” ~St. Louis Audubon Society Volunteer

Yesterday the students met with volunteers from the St. Louis Audubon Society (thanks Mitch and Gary!) to survey the Land Campus’s unique ecosystem. Students were asked to identify ways to bring the Land Campus back to a natural state where food and energy systems are flowing naturally. The initial habitat assessment, offered through the Bring Conservation Home program,  helped us to identify native and invasive plants growing on the property as well as the areas that we could most efficiently transform for the benefit of plants, animals, and the community. We would also like to create interpretive signs for the special places on the land such as our spiced bush grove in the back of the property.  Scientific and historic lessons really are limitless on the Land!