Field Trip: Missouri’s Volcanic Grasslands or Glades – Our Xeric Prairies, Part 2

Hughes Mountain Natural Area

Come hike to the top of Hughes Mountain Natural Area and view glade life on ancient 1.5-billion-year-old rhyolite rock. Come see fame flower (Phemeranthus calycinus), farkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum) and prickly-pear cactus (Opuntia compressa) vying for life. If we’re lucky we might spot the exquisitely camouflaged lichen grasshopper (Trimerotropis saxatilis). We’ll also get to see the […]

Native Gardening for Native Flies, with information on Natural Mosquito Control

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Flies are regarded as the second most important group of pollinators next to bees. Also, many are important beneficial insects in terms of controlling pests, yet we rarely think about them in our plantings. This presentation will discuss fly diversity and their importance in our gardens and farms and how to create habitat for them. […]

Native Plant Sale in St. Louis

Roeslein & Associates, Inc 9200 Watson Road, St. Louis

Roeslein & Associates, Inc. is hosting a native plant sale on Thursday, September 30 at Roeslein & Associates, Inc., 9200 Watson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63126 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Native plants beautify landscapes and help support songbirds and other cherished wildlife. Buy native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, trees, vines, sedges, and native seed […]

Native Plant Sale in Springfield

Watershed Center 2400 E. Valley Water Mill Rd., Springfield

MPF will hold a native plant sale on Saturday, October 2 at the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks' Watershed Center, 2400 East Valley Water Mill Road, Springfield, MO 65803 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Native plants beautify landscapes and help support songbirds and other cherished wildlife. Buy native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, trees, vines, sedges, […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Skippers in Your Backyard: What ARE they?

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It's a warm September afternoon. Native asters and goldenrods are blooming, butterflies are floating around, bees are gathering pollen, but what are those mini-butterfly, jet-like insects that fly so fast? Are they moths? Are they butterflies? They are skippers—day fliers like butterflies, but with stout, hairy bodies like moths. In this webinar, MPF member Dawn […]

MPF Webinar: Contemporary Art and the Prairie

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Join us for an exciting panel discussion that brings together the communities of the Missouri Prairie Foundation and the Kansas City Art Institute in a shared passion for the landscapes within which we reside. This conversation, moderated by Missouri Prairie Foundation Executive Director, Carol Davit, features three Midwest artists, Julie Farstad (Kansas City, MO), Erin […]

Field Trip: Bellefontaine Fall Tree Walk

Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum 4947 W. Florissant Ave, St. Louis

Fall tree walk through the cemetery and arboretum. Enjoy a fall walk on the beautiful grounds of historic Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum in St. Louis with Horticulture supervisor Matt Garrett or other staff. Learn about the many native trees and wildlife conservation activities at Bellefontaine. ~1 mile walking tour. Free. Limited to 15. To register, […]