Grow Native! Webinar: Gardening for Beneficial Insects with Ed Spevak


Bumble bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, and many other beneficial insects move pollen from flower to flower, helping plants to produce seeds and fruit. Dr. Ed Spevak will explain the important relationship between the many beneficial insects buzzing around home gardens, and the native plants that rely on them to thrive. Cost: free. The webinar will […]

Short-Eared Owl Investigation

Shawnee Trail Conservation Area 160 SW 160th Ln, Mindenmines

Join Jeff Cantrell, MPF Technical Advisor, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 for a Short-Eared Owl Investigation at the Rehab Prairie site at Shawnee Trail Conservation Area (Barton County). Limited to 12 participants, social distancing will be in place.  We will be walking maintenance roads, which may be muddy, depending on the weather.  Meet at Pin […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Happy, Healthy Habitats with Paula Diaz


Native gardens can be both functional and beautiful, but they don't have a strict set of rules. Why not use our time to enjoy our gardens rather than tame them? In this talk, Paula Diaz will help transition our brains from keeping "neat, tidy, and clean" gardens to "happy, healthy habitats." Cost: free. The webinar […]

MPF Master Class: Invasive Plant Management on Grasslands with Jerod Huebner


MPF Director of Prairie Management Jerod Huebner will share information on how to manage invasive species on grasslands. Jerod will describe the invasive species that often encroach on grasslands, different methods of removal, and time of year to avoid further spreading. Cost: free to all MPF dues-paying members (including Grow Native! professional members) and $15 […]