Earth Day Special Webinar: Keeping our Water Healthy: Native Plants and Watersheds Panel

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Learn about native plants and water quality from a panel of professionals, Ronda Burnett, Dale Blevins, and Dr. Lisa Shulte Moore, as they break down the steps all of us can take to keep watersheds healthy. The webinar will begin with Stream Teams United's new educational video, and the panelists, moderated by Stream Teams United […]

MPF Webinar: Bicycling with Butterflies with Author Sara Dykman

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In 2017 Sara Dykman became the first person to follow the eastern population of monarch butterflies on their roundtrip, multinational, multigenerational migration. From Mexico to Canada and back, her 10,201 mile adventure,on a beat-up bicycle , was a call to action. “The monarchs need us,” Dykman explained, “they can’t call politicians to demand healthy prairies […]

MPF Master Class: Bumble Bees of Missouri with Katie Lamke

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Learn about the biology of bumble bees and how to identify the common species you might encounter. This class will also introduce the Missouri Bumble Bee Atlas, a statewide community science project aimed at tracking and conserving our state's native bumble bees. The master class, to be held via Zoom, will include 50 minutes of […]

Grow Native! Webinar: 10 Steps to Moving Beyond Monarchs with Paula Diaz

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Planting milkweed to help monarchs? Excellent! Learn how you can support many other creatures we encounter through planting for pollinators. Attract native bees, butterflies, birds, and more by gardening with native host plants—including grasses, sedges, wildflowers, vines, shrubs, and trees. The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will be 45 minutes including a question and […]

MPF Webinar: Shorebirds of the Prairies with Doug Helmer

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You don't need to travel to a far beach coast to see shorebirds! These migrating birds make many stops in Missouri and all throughout the Central and Mississippi flyways, including in our prairies. Learn about the shorebirds you might find, and the habitat critical to their successful migration. The webinar, to be held via Zoom, […]

Grow Native! Master Class: Native Edibles with Nadia Navarrete-Tindall

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Preparing Teas and Desserts with Native Edibles. During this class, Nadia will describe some of the native edibles that she has used previously for Dining Wild events at Lincoln University and at home. She will provide information about when and what part of the plant to harvest and will share recipes of some selected beverages […]

Grow Native! Master Class: Pondscaping with Native Aquatic Plants with Scott Woodbury

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Small ponds and water gardens attract birds, dragonflies, frogs, salamanders, turtles, and the predators that eat them, like red-shouldered hawks. Learn which plants grow in water and just beyond the water’s edge in ponds with permanent standing water. Scott will show you how to manage duckweed, algae, invasive species, pond leaks and soil erosion. The […]

MPF Webinar: Prairie Strips for Improved Soil Retention, Water Quality and Habitat Creation

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Prairie strips are a new conservation practice that use native grasses and flowers to control erosion, filter water, create habitat, and much more. Iowa State University Agricultural Specialist Tim Youngquist will discuss details about the design, installation, and maintenance of prairie strips on corn and soybean ground. The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will […]

Grow Native! Master Class: Stormwater Management Design

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When green infrastructure is built to manage stormwater, projects often produce additional benefits such as wildlife habitat and aesthetic amenities. This master class will provide an advanced overview of the design considerations associated with stormwater management practices. In addition to hydrology, the class will touch on soil composition and health, karst topography, and treatment strategies […]

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 […]