MoIP Webinar: Ceasing the Sale of Invasive Plants


In this free webinar, learn from Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force Chair Carol Davit and Vice Chair Matt Arndt about MoIP's idea to propose a new state statute that would cease the sale of specific plants known to be invasive in Missouri. The intent of this proposal would be to stop more economic and ecologic […]

FULL: Pawnee and Helton Prairies Natural Areas Tour

EVENT FULL: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Join Mike Leahy, Missouri Conservation Department (MDC) Natural Community Ecologist and Missouri Prairie Foundation Technical Advisor, on a hike and guided tour of rare deep soil prairies of northern Missouri at MDC’s Pawnee Prairie and Helton Prairie Natural Areas. See prairie plants not typically seen south of the Missouri […]

MPF Watershed Committee of the Ozarks Native Plant Sale

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

MPF will hold a native plant sale at the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, 2400 E Valley Water Mill Rd., Springfield, MO, 65803 on September 26, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For the safety of our vendors, staff, volunteers, and guests, this sale will be a pre-paid/pickup format only. No extra plants will […]

Grow Native! Master Class: Landscaping with Goldenrods & Asters with Scott Woodbury 


Our first Grow Native! master class is Landscaping with Goldenrods & Asters on Sept. 30 with one of the Midwest's leading experts on native landscaping—Scott Woodbury, manager of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. In this class, you will learn about the many species of goldenrods and asters available for landscaping, their growing […]

MPF Webinar: Pollinator Overview with Jennifer Hopwood


Pollinators are essential to maintaining the health of our ecosystem and to our food security. In this overview of insect pollinators, Jennifer Hopwood, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist at the Xerces Society, will introduce the major pollinator groups that can be found in the Midwest, such as bees, moths, butterflies, wasps, and beetles, explain the life […]

MPF Master Class: Pollination and Pollinators of Missouri’s Flora with Mike Arduser


Native bee biologist Mike Arduser will share many significant aspects of insect pollination of Missouri's native plants. From spring through summer and into fall, Arduser will showcase plants with particular pollination strategies, and discuss their roles in supporting pollinators in our natural communities. Some of the plants Arduser will highlight include prairie trout lily, prairie […]

Native Tree Walk at Mizzou Botanic Garden

Jesse Hall - Mizzou 801 Conley Ave, Columbia

Enjoy a fall walk on the beautiful grounds of Mizzou Botanic Garden with Dr. Chris Starbuck. Learn about the many native trees across the University of Missouri-Columbia campus, which is a designated botanical garden. Free. Limited to 15. Current health safety requirement for this walk will be sent to registrants. To register, call 636-303-7418. Meet […]

Grow Native! Master Class: Ozark Native Plants for Residential Landscapes with Eric Fuselier


Eric Fuselier will deliver a talk on the plant species native to the Ozarks which are ideal for residential landscaping and home gardens. Eric will also discuss how you can determine whether a particular species is right for your garden, given the environmental conditions present on your property. Eric Fuselier, PWS is an Environmental Project […]

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2021: Native by Design: Nature at your Doorstep

OCTOBER WORKSHOP POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2021. DETAILS WILL BE EMAILED TO REGISTRANTS SOON. (AS OF 8/6/2020) NEW RESCHEDULED DATE: OCTOBER 23, 2020 With keynote speakers Kelly Norris and Scott Woodbury The southwest Illinois Grow Native! planning committee has been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) across the St. Louis metropolitan area and the […]

MPF Webinar: The Role of Mycorrhizal Fungi in Prairie Remnants and Plantings with Dr. Alice Tipton


Mycorrhizal fungi play an essential role in structuring plant communities, and this is particularly true for prairies. In this talk, Dr. Tipton will discuss how mycorrhizal fungal and plants interact, their importance in maintaining prairie plant communities, and how mycorrhizal fungal inoculation can act as a tool in prairie reconstruction. Cost: free. The webinar will […]

Native Tree Walk at Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum

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

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. Free. Limited to 25. To register, email or call 636-303-7418. Upon arrival to 4947 W. Florissant Ave, […]

Prairie Ecology Hike at MPF’s Carver Prairie

Carver Prairie Lark Rd, Newton County

Join MPF Technical Advisor Jeff Cantrell for a Prairie  Ecology Hike at MPF's Carver Prairie (Newton County) at 4:30pm on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Limited to 12 participants, social distancing will be practiced. We will be walking on uneven ground in the native grassland. Participants must register to attend. To register, please email Jeff Cantrell […]