Sunset Glen

A 1.59-acre glen nestled in the confluence where the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers meet. This property is within walking distance of both. Neighbors include the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area and St. Louis Zoo Wildcare Park.

Previously a livestock pasture, the landscape is being developed into a native open woodland wildlife habitat. Flora in support of fauna.

Positioned in the Mississippi Flyway, more than 90 avian species have been observed at this location. It is frequently flown over, nested within, and visited. Herds of deer eat, sleep, and socialize regularly. Pollinators of all types accompany the plethora of microspecies this habitat supports.

Mature trees include Tulip Tree, Eastern Red Oak, Pin Oak, Black Cherry, Silver Maple, and Red Mulberry.

Plantings in the last 10 years include Wild Plum, Black Chokeberry, Elderberry, Serviceberry, Wahoo, Sugar Maple, Norway Spruce, Bald Cypress, Eastern Red Cedar, Arrowwood Viburnum, Rose Mallow, Beautyberry, Golden Currant, Blackberry, Black Raspberry, Sandbar Willow, Smooth Sumac, Wild Blue Indigo, Eastern Red Oak, Bur Oak, Flowering Dogwood, Gray Dogwood, River Birch, Tulip Tree, Eastern Redbud, Hackberry, and more.

2022 plantings include Rose Verbena, Spicebush, Green Hawthorn, Buttonbush, Aromatic Sumac, False Indigo, Gray Dogwood, Silky Dogwood, Hazelnut, and Deciduous Holly. Several pollinator plots planted by seed dispersal are under development as nature intended.

The property meets certification standards set forth by the International Dark-Sky Association, Humane Society’s Humane Backyard Program, National Wildlife Federation, and St. Louis Audubon’s Bring Conservation Home Program.