Virtual Annual Dinner 2021

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MPF’s Annual Dinner—traditionally held in early August—is a celebration of prairies and an evening of fellowship with prairie supporters. This summer, instead of an in-person gathering, we invite you to a virtual prairie soirée on Friday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are free, and everyone is welcome! For more info and to register visit […]

Grow Native! Webinar – Mushrooms & Native Plants with Malissa Briggler

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The world of fungi is fascinating and diverse. In this free, 30-minutes webinar, Missouri State Botanist Malissa Briggler will share information about several common mushrooms that grow in association with certain native plants in the lower Midwest, and how to identify them. The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will be 45 minutes including a […]

MPF Webinar: The Soil Microbiome is the Basis for Soil Health

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The soil microbiome is the diverse community of organisms inhabiting the soil that make vitally important contributions to the physical and chemical properties of all soils, influence plant growth, and provide various ecosystem services ranging from decomposition processes involved in organic matter formation to regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Because soil organisms are regulators that mediate […]

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 […]

Grow Native! Professional Member Conference – Virtual

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MPF's Grow Native! program annually presents a conference to provide its professional members with continuing education on a wide variety of topics related to the native plant industry. This year's virtual half-day conference is open to all. We have a diversity of topics to share in our one-half day conference, including keynote Dr. Doug Tallamy, […]

MPF Master Class: For the Birds: Monitoring Grassland Bird Populations & Why It Matters

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Learn about the science involved in documenting grassland bird population trends in Missouri, and why this work is crucial to their conservation, with Missouri River Bird Observatory. The master class, to be held via Zoom, will include 50 minutes of instruction with at least 10 minutes for a question and answer period via chat. A […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Natives, Cultivars, and “Nativars”

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Learn more about natives, cultivars, and "nativars" with Alan Branhagen and Carol Davit. The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will be 45 minutes including a question and answer session. The webinar will be recorded, and sent to all registrants as well as posted to our YouTube channel. Cost: Free Register Here Alan J. Branhagen is […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Where Do Native Plants Come From? with Mike Leahy

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All of the native plants that we use in landscaping endeavors in the lower Midwest have a rich natural history. They come from distinct natural communities, which are inter-related assemblages of flora, fauna, soils, regional climate, geologic history, and natural processes such as flooding or fire. Mike will present information on a wide variety of […]

MPF Webinar: Ozark Glade Ecology and Restoration Methods

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Glades are rocky openings in woodlands, similar in nature to a dry rocky prairie with a touch of southwestern desert. Learn about these fascinating native grassland communities of the Ozarks. Natural History Biologist Susan Farrington will discuss the special plants and animals of glades, how to recognize overgrown glades, and how to restore them. Register […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Woodland & Forest Health for Landowners in the Lower Midwest

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This webinar will focus on common insect, disease, and weather issues affecting oak-dominated forests in the lower Midwest. Register Here Robbie Doerhoff is the Forest Entomologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation. She received both her BS and MS in Biology from Truman State University, studying Belizean katydids for her thesis. Robbie is originally from […]