“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
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.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. At the farmers market in downtown Washington, MO. Plants supplied by Missouri Wildflower Nursery.
From Grow Native! Professional Member Hamilton Native Outpost in Elk Creek, MO: USING & ESTABLISHING NATIVES WORKSHOP June 3, 2017 9 a.m. Learn about the uses of native plants and how to establish them. Choose from tours on: Wildlife- Create habitat for everything from quail and turkey to deer and pollinators Landscaping- Learn the steps […]
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 […]
This class is being offered twice: June 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am June 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Sponsored by Grow Native! Professional Member Sugar Creek Gardens 1011 N. Woodlawn St. Louis, MO 63122-2803 At this session you’ll learn the Missouri native plants and techniques needed to create and maintain a […]
From Grow Native! Professional Member Hamilton Native Outpost in Elk Creek, MO: DIVERSITY & WARM SEASON GRASS PASTURE WALK June 20, 2017 10 am – 3 pm. Join us for a pasture walk at the Hamilton Ranch. We’ll see a diverse native grassland planted for grazing and talk about the many benefits of plant diversity […]
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 888-843-6739. Register now.
Rain Garden Learning Tour Wednesday, July 12, 2017 8:00 a.m. to Noon Columbia, MO Learn about native rain garden and bioretention design and maintenance with Scott Woodbury, one of the Midwest’s foremost experts on native planting design. Interested in establishing a rain garden to help manage stormwater and to provide pollinator and […]
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 […]
Sponsored by Grow Native! Professional Member Sugar Creek Gardens 1011 N. Woodlawn St. Louis, MO 63122-2803 At this session you’ll learn the Missouri native plants and techniques needed to create and maintain a lovely native plant garden. You’ll hear about the the long blooming sun perennials, along with delightful shade plants to ensure successful low-maintenance […]
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 888-843-6739.
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 888-843-6739.