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Good Works Day Volunteer Program at Bellefontaine

Through a partnership with the Audubon Center at Riverlands, Bellefontaine Cemetery has been working to provide and improve upon wildlife habitat within our 314-acre campus. Part of our work with the center involves a group of gifted students from Crossroads College Preparatory School in St. Louis. Each year, Crossroads students…...

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Persimmon Test to Predict Winter

Our horticulturist, Kyle, performed an old farmer’s method for predicting the severity of winter by cutting a persimmon seed in half and observing the shape of the cotyledons (the first two leaves to develop from a seed). These old-fashioned tests for forecasting weather conditions range from schemes involving goose bones,…...

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Luna Moth Caterpillar

Our horticulturist found this Luna Moth (Actias luna) caterpillar feeding on the leaves of a river birch tree. He placed his hand behind the caterpillar for scale. The Luna Moth lays its eggs on a variety of deciduous trees including walnut, beech, persimmon, and hickory. Within two weeks, caterpillars hatch from the…...

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NEW Website for Bellefontaine Cemetery!

The staff of Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum have been diligently working on a new website for over a year! We are so pleased to work with Toky on this project. Their keen eye for design and insight into what would work for our unique institution proved a challenging task that…...

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