“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Partners for Native Landscaping present a reception and workshop for homeowners Reception Friday, March 3, 2017 – 5:30-9:00 pm Workshop Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 9:00 am-4:00 pm at St. Louis Community College – Mermec Campus Saturday’s workshop offers information and resources on how to landscape with native plants for greener communities. Featuring Neil Diboll, […]
Native by Design: Purposeful Landscapes for Monarchs and Pollinators for your Yard or Land Friday, March 10, 2017 — A Southwest Illinois Grow Native! Event This native landscaping workshop at the Nelson Center at Lewis and Clark Community College in Edwardsville, IL will provide information to home gardeners; landowners; landscape, landcare, and wildlife professionals; stormwater […]
Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Presentations at 6:00 p.m. Schlafly Tap Room 2011 Locust St. St. Louis, MO Cash bar St. Louis Audubon’s Bring Conservation Home program and the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Grow Native! program are excited to present a talk by Alan Branhagen, author of Native Plants of the Midwest. […]
Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase quality native perennials, shrubs, and trees from seven native plant vendors at Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Sale will be held rain or shine from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Displays of plant groupings—including kinds and numbers of plants, and plant spacing—to create […]
Native Plants in Gardens & Landscapes: Hardy Plants Helping Pollinators Join us at the Missouri Department of Conservation Northeast Regional Office in Kirksville, Missouri on April 1, 2017 for our Grow Native! workshop and plant sale! Cost: $30 for Grow Native! and Missouri Prairie Foundation members, $40 for non-members. Includes a light breakfast and lunch. Register online […]
Lions Club, 500 Schug Ave., Peculiar, MO, 10:00 a.m. Tour of MPF’s nearby Snowball Hill Prairie to follow at 2:00 p.m. Tour limited to 30. Free. Register for tour. Questions? Call 888-843-6739. Register for the tour.
National Wild Turkey Federation Youth Turkey Hunt in partnership with MPF at MPF’s Carver Prairie near Joplin, MO. This hunt is geared to youth aged 6–15 who are first-time hunters or first-time turkey hunters. Those interested in participating in this event should call MPF’s Director of Prairie Management Jerod Huebner at 417-414-4700.
MPF will hold a native plant sale on Saturday, April 15 at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110 from 9:30 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. or sell out. Vendors donate a generous portion of proceeds to help MPF conserve vital pollinator habitat on its native prairies. A variety of native […]
Shop for native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees from four vendors—Missouri Wildflowers Nursery, Gaylena’s Garden, Papillion Perennials, and Claire’s Garden. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the State Fairgrounds near the intersection of Hwy. 65 and 16th Street, in the Fairgrounds parking lot behind the Trails West train and cattle drive exhibit on the corner. Vendors […]
Native tree walk in recognition of the 5th anniversary of MPF as the home of the Grow Native! program, in partnership with Mizzou Botanic Garden. Dr. Chris Starbuck, Associate Professor Emeritus with MU’s Division of Plant Sciences will be your guide to native native trees and shrubs on the MU campus, which is also a nationally recognized […]
MPF will hold a native plant sale on Saturday, May 6 at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110 from 9:30 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. or sell out. Vendors donate a generous portion of proceeds to help MPF conserve vital pollinator habitat on its native prairies. A variety of native […]
A wide variety of native perennial wildflowers, grasses, sedges, vines, shrubs, and trees supplied by six vendors will be available for sale outside the entrance to Bass Pro Shops® at 3101 Bass Pro Drive, Columbia, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plants for sun, shade, dry and moist soils will be available. If you wish to pre-order plants […]
Native tree walk in recognition of the 5th anniversary of MPF as the home of the Grow Native! program, in partnership with Mizzou Botanic Garden. Bo Young, a student in the MU Center for Agroforestry, and member of the Forrest Keeling Nursery family, will be your guide to native trees on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus, which […]
On Saturday, May 20, a wide variety of native perennial wildflowers, grasses, sedges, vines, shrubs, and trees supplied by Gaylena’s Garden of Fulton, MO will be available for sale outside the entrance to the Town & Country Whole Foods Market from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plants for sun, shade, dry and moist soils will be available. […]
10am to 3pm. Our tour guide, Natural History Biologist Bruce Henry with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), will begin our tour at the MDC’s Sand Prairie Conservation Area near Benton, MO and explore the remnant prairie there. By car caravan we will proceed to several other sand prairies in the area, and end our tour at […]
Glade and Savanna Breeding Bird Investigation, Sunday, 28 May, 2017, 10 am – noon Chute Ridge Glade near Roaring River State Park, Eagle Rock, MO (Barry County) Join naturalist and MPF technical advisor Jeff Cantrell for a free MPF in-the-field program on the nesting bird ecology of this National Audubon designated IBA (Important Bird Area). The group should be […]
In 2016, MPF registered the first Saturday in June on the National Day Calendar to help bring national attention to our priceless native grassland resources. If you are hosting a prairie event, MPF can promote it for you. Questions? Call 888-843-6739. Find resources at the National Prairie Day web site.
MPF’s 8th Annual Prairie BioBlitz will be held at its Stilwell Prairie, Vernon County. Take part in nature study with experts on mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, pollinators, ants, butterflies, moths, spiders, and plants, and help inventory species from 117 acres of biologically rich prairie at the site. This event is free of charge, and an […]
Native tree and glade hike at Clifty Creek Natural Area in recognition of the 40th Anniversary of the Missouri Natural Areas program and the 5th anniversary of MPF as the home of the Grow Native! program. Clifty Creek Natural Area is in Maries County, near Dixon, MO. Hike will be led by Missouri Department of Conservation […]
Native Tree Walk in recognition of the 5th anniversary of MPF as the home of the Grow Native! Program, in partnership with Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, led by Bellefontaine Cemetery Horticulture Supervisor Kyle Cheesborough, 10 a.m. Limited to 45. Free. Register here. Questions? Call 888-843-6738. Register now.
Save the date! Watch for details on this on-the-prairie stewardship workshop.
Grow Native! Workshop at Turf Day, MU South Farm, Columbia Save the date! Download a flyer for this event!
Join us for a great evening to benefit MPF’s prairie conservation work at this fundraiser to be held at the MU Alumni Center, Columbia. Missouri Department of Conservation Director Sarah Pauley will give welcoming remarks, and our guest speaker is ecologist Dr. Quinn Long with the Missouri Botanical Garden who will present Tallgrass Prairie in […]
Native Tree Walk with Eric Lovelace of Forrest Keeling Nursery to Dupont Forest Natural Area near Louisiana, MO. Meet at the nursery in Elsberry or at the natural area. 10:00 a.m. Free. Registration information coming soon. Questions? Call 888-843-6738.
Grow Native! Workshop: Restoration of Oak-Hickory Woodland and Bush Honeysuckle Management at Shaw Nature Reserve. Watch for details
Missouri Prairie Festival in St. Louis, organized by eMAP, to benefit MPF. Watch for details.
MPF Evening on the Prairie, which will follow the MMN Prairie Day at Dr. Wayne Morton’s prairie by Cole Camp. Watch for details.
Grow Native! Soils Workshop with Dr. Elaine Ingham, Dr. Alice Tipton, and Doug Peterson. At St. Louis Community College, Kirkwood, MO. Sponsored by landesign and Roeslein Alternative Energy. Watch for details.
Grow Native! native tree walk in partnership with Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, led by Bellefontaine Cemetery Horticulture Supervisor Kyle Cheesborough, 10 a.m. Limited to 45. Free. Registration information coming soon. Questions? Call 888-843-6738.