Grow Native! Webinar: Lincoln University’s Finca EcoFarm with Nadia Navarrete-Tindall

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This presentation showcases the Finca EcoFarm at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. A finca is a small farm in Latin America where native plants, fruits, flowers, and vegetables are produced for consumption and income. "Finca" also stands for Families Integrating Nature, Conservation, and Agriculture. The Finca EcoFarm is established on campus where visitors can […]

Missouri Prairie Foundation Master Class: Introduction to Spiders of the Midwest with Betsy Betros

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Entomologist Betsy Betros, who wowed everyone with her Introduction to Butterflies and her Introduction to Beetles webinars, is back to share a longer master class via Zoom with us: Introduction to Spiders of the Midwest. The diversity and abundance of spiders in all Midwestern habitats is astounding. These long-misunderstood arachnids play crucial roles in nature's […]

Grow Native! Master Class: Growing Native Edibles for Food Production with Nadia Navarrete-Tindall

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In this masterclass, Nadia Navarrete-Tindall will share information about native edibles that can be easily grown for production including wild plums, arrowhead tubers, persimmons and others. She will focus on establishment, maintenance, production, and recipes. The master class, to be held via Zoom, will include 50 minutes of instruction with at least 10 minutes for […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Touched by Butterflies: Ecological Education in the Roston Native Butterfly House

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The importance of native plant communities is perhaps best illustrated by the butterflies and moths, whose larvae depend on native plants, and in turn provide essential food for birds and other wildlife. While the monarch butterfly and milkweed have become icons, these barely hint at the complex community of plants and insects. The Roston Native […]

MPF Webinar: Prairie & Native Plant Careers

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Love prairie and native plants? Would you like to cultivate your interest into a career? Join us on September 14 at 4:00 p.m. for a Prairie & Native Plants Career Webinar to learn from three professionals whose knowledge of and training in prairie and native plants has shaped their careers. The panelists are Sarah Kendrick, […]

MPF Master Class: Dazzling, Daring, Aerial Beauties: Dragonflies

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Betsy Betros has enchanted hundreds attendees with her Grow Native! butterfly webinar and her MPF spider master class, and she is back to share her knowledge of dragonflies! These ancient insects are agile fliers and fierce predators, and numerous in Missouri (35 species have been documented on MPF prairies). Some dragonfly species are migrating now! […]

CANCELLED Grow Native! Webinar: Dicamba and 2,4-D: Old Herbicides Causing New Problems

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Robbie apologizes, but due to a death in her family, she is unable to present on this date. Her presentation will be rescheduled at a later date.   Dicamba and 2,4-D have traditionally been used on cropland during the early part of the growing season, when trees and other sensitive plants are still dormant. With […]

MPF Master Class: Wasps: The Astonishing Diversity of a Misunderstood Insect

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We most often equate the word "wasp" with "hornet" or "yellowjacket," maybe "dirt dauber," but these insects are vastly more diverse. Most do not, or will not, sting.They perform all manner of ecosystem functions, from pollination to pest control. So successful are wasps that many other insects emulate them through mimicry. Join us for a […]

MPF Webinar: Winter’s Feathered Friends: The Christmas Bird Count & Grassland Birds

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The Christmas Bird Count is a census of birds in the Western Hemisphere, performed annually in the early Northern-hemisphere winter by volunteer birdwatchers and administered by the National Audubon Society. Join MPF board members Bruce Schuette and Vernon Elsberry for a free webinar on Wednesday, December 7 at 4:00 p.m. as they present information about […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Restoring Home: The Journey Back to Native

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In this presentation, join Jane Haslag as she shares how she and her husband Allan discovered what non-native plants invaded their 15 acre property in mid-Missouri, what needed to be done to restore the land to its original native splendor, and what they learned along the way. Learn from their prairie and woodland restoration efforts […]

Grow Native! Master Class: Landscaping with Native Wetland Plants

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In this master class, veteran native plantsman Alan Branhagen shares plants native to wetlands in the lower Midwest–from perennial groundcovers to shrubs and trees—that are beautiful and provide stormwater management benefits. Because many wetland plants are also adapted to drought conditions, they are excellent choices for a changing climate. This master class is open to all. For those […]

Grow Native! Master Class: Gardening on the Shady Side

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Shade creates unique challenges and opportunities for native gardeners in small urban spaces. This class will discuss common issues and their solutions to gardening with native plants in shady areas. In this master class, Scott Woodbury will also introduce participants to top-performing native plants for various shady situations. This master class is open to all. […]