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 […]

MPF Webinar: From Loess to Sand: Missouri’s Rarest Prairie Communities with Bruce Schuette

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Ecologists have defined 12 different kinds of prairie in Missouri—each with their own assemblage of plants and animals that is slightly or markedly different from other prairie types. Two of the rarest prairie types in Missouri are loess hill prairies and sand prairies—and thanks to generous supporters, MPF owns an example of each. Join veteran […]

MPF Webinar: Hydrology and Water Quality of Prairie and Agricultural Streams with Dale Blevins

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Drawing upon his research comparing stream hydrology and water quality within Prairie State Park and agricultural watersheds in Missouri and Kansas, Dale Blevins will share the effects of prairie vegetation on the hydrology and water quality of small streams. The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will be 45 minutes including a question and answer […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Intro to Butterflies with Betsy Betros

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Learn the basics of butterfly biology, identification, and habitat needs including host plant information, on the major groups of butterflies in the lower Midwest. 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 […]

MPF Master Class: Fire History Along the Central U.S. Prairie-Forest Border Region

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Using dendrochronological evidence, Dr. Michael Stambaugh will present on the fire history of the loess hill prairies and oak woodlands of northwestern Missouri, as well as savannas and woodlands of the Ozarks. In his talk, he will explain why fire was essential to the evolution of these communities and continues to be critically important in […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Ceasing the Sale of Invasives Update

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Invasive, non-native plants threaten native biodiversity and are problematic for landowners. The Missouri Invasive Plant Council (MoIP) is developing an idea to cease the sale in Missouri of some invasive plants in an effort to prevent more invasive plant headaches on landscapes. Over the past year, MoIP invited more than 90 agriculture, horticulture, conservation, and […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Intro to Beetles with Betsy Betros

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Beetles are the most diverse group of organisms on the planet. Learn about the fascinating natural history, habitat needs, and general identification of the major groups of beetles in the lower Midwest. The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will be 45 minutes including a question and answer session. The webinar will be recorded, and […]

MPF Webinar: Citizen Science on the Prairie

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Join a panel of presenters to learn about three citizen science opportunities for people visiting MPF prairies. Learn about the iNaturalist Citizen Science Project, the Missouri Bumble Bee Atlas project, and how eBird lists contribute to bird research. The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will be 45 minutes including a question and answer session. […]

Prairie Strips for Your Land: Women for the Land Learning Circle — FULL

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Women farmers, resource landowners, and resource professionals throughout Missouri and Illinois are welcome to join the American Farmland Trust's Women for the Land Learning Circle, in partnership with Missouri Prairie Foundation and the University of Northern Iowa, to learn about restoring native landscapes on your farm through prairie. The webinar, to be held via Zoom, […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Wood from Trees Native to the Lower Midwest

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Forest & Woodland Association of Missouri members Lynn Barnickol and Mike Hoffman present an informative webinar on wood from trees native to Missouri and other parts of the lower Midwest, along with information about wood products and woodworking from the beautiful and functional wood from these trees. Expert woodworkers, Lynn and Mike include photos of […]

MPF Webinar: Missouri’s Prairie Orchids

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Orchids are most familiar as tropical plants that seem at home growing off a tree branch in a swamp or rainforest, but Missouri is home to 27 orchid species that occupy niches ranging from swamp in the Bootheel to loess hill prairies in northwestern Missouri. Of these orchids, nine species from three genera are found […]

MPF Webinar: Saving the Regal Fritillary Butterfly: Current Research & Reintroduction Efforts in Missouri

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Learn from an expert panel about the work they are doing to protect "the queen of the prairie": the regal fritillary butterfly, an insect of conservation concern in Missouri. Missouri Department of Conservation Natural History Biologist Steve Buback will share natural history and habitat needs of the regal; Dr. Dan Marschalek will discuss his current […]