Grow Native! Webinar: Gardening for Beneficial Insects with Ed Spevak

Zoom

Bumble bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, and many other beneficial insects move pollen from flower to flower, helping plants to produce seeds and fruit. Dr. Ed Spevak will explain the important relationship between the many beneficial insects buzzing around home gardens, and the native plants that rely on them to thrive. Cost: free. The webinar will […]

Short-Eared Owl Investigation

Shawnee Trail Conservation Area 160 SW 160th Ln, Mindenmines

Join Jeff Cantrell, MPF Technical Advisor, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 for a Short-Eared Owl Investigation at the Rehab Prairie site at Shawnee Trail Conservation Area (Barton County). Limited to 12 participants, social distancing will be in place.  We will be walking maintenance roads, which may be muddy, depending on the weather.  Meet at Pin […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Happy, Healthy Habitats with Paula Diaz

Zoom

Native gardens can be both functional and beautiful, but they don't have a strict set of rules. Why not use our time to enjoy our gardens rather than tame them? In this talk, Paula Diaz will help transition our brains from keeping "neat, tidy, and clean" gardens to "happy, healthy habitats." Cost: free. The webinar […]

MPF Master Class: Invasive Plant Management on Grasslands with Jerod Huebner

Zoom

MPF Director of Prairie Management Jerod Huebner will share information on how to manage invasive species on grasslands. Jerod will describe the invasive species that often encroach on grasslands, different methods of removal, and time of year to avoid further spreading. Cost: free to all MPF dues-paying members (including Grow Native! professional members) and $15 […]

Grow Native! Master Class: Challenges with Native Plants with Scott Woodbury

Zoom

Like teenagers, certain native plants are challenging to garden with. Prickly pear is so prickly. Witch hazel can be so juvenile. Rose verbena is fussy. Winterberry holly is too tall. Garden phlox and Joe pye can be aggressive. Beautyberry doesn’t like the cold. Alabama snow-wreath likes to spread out. Pawpaw needs neighbors. Michigan lily and […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Missouri Adopt-A-Highway Program with Mark Aufdenberg and Mervin Wallace

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MoDOT Roadside Management Specialist Mark Aufdenberg will present about his agency's Adopt-A-Highway Program and how Missourians can be involved by adopting an area to plant and maintain with native plants.  Mark will also share information on native plantings that MoDOT is establishing and maintaining, as well as invasive plant management. Grow Native! professional member Mervin Wallace—owner […]

Grow Native! Master Class: Phytoremediation with Native Plants with Eric Fuselier

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Phytoremediation With Native Plants: How Native Plants Can Be Used to Clean Up Environmental Contaminants Environmental Project Manager Eric Fuselier will discuss how to use native woody and herbaceous plants to improve soil, air, and water quality, and remove environmental contaminants from soil, air, and water. While this master class is open to all, it […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Designing with Native Plants with Ronda Burnett

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Designing with Native Plants: Tips for Species Selection, Design Concepts, and Maintenance Practices This webinar will cover the basics of selecting native plants for your next project. Design themes, site programming, and maintenance needs will be considered along with physical site conditions, plant availability, and green infrastructure services. An overview of art and design principles […]

MPF Webinar: Grassland Amphibians and Reptiles with Brian Edmond

Zoom

Learn about the frogs, snakes, turtles, and other amphibians and reptiles that depend on grassland habitat, including prairies, to survive. 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. […]

Native by Design: Digging in to 2021 with Your Garden Plan

Zoom

Join regional native plant experts and enthusiasts for a Q&A Workshop about planning your native garden. Get tips on how to lay out your garden, where to source plants, what to plant and when, and more! Register Here Speakers: Scott Moss (moderator), Christine Favilla, Charlie Pitts, Sarah Vogt and Trevor Bennett Scott Moss – Coordinator […]

Grow Native! Master Class: Native Alternatives with James Faupel

Zoom

Native Alternatives for Invasive Trees & Shrubs, and for Traditional Non-Native Herbaceous Plants When looking at the history of most non-native, invasive trees and shrubs, they began as horticultural introductions. So, what would be the best Missouri native plants to replace them horticulturally? We'll answer this question, as well as look at what native plants […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Native Predatory Wasps with Heather Holm

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Native Predatory Wasps: Their Role as Beneficial Insects and Incidental Pollinators of Native Plants Predatory wasps are the most misunderstood and overlooked flower-visiting insects. Heather will highlight wasp diversity, nesting strategies, prey specificity, and their dependence on native plants in this fascinating presentation. Wasps provide essential ecosystem services including pest insect population control and plant […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Invasive Plant Q & A with Dr. Quinn Long and Matt Arndt

Zoom

Invasive, non-native plants threaten native biodiversity and have negative economic impacts for the timber and horticulture production, the outdoor recreation industry, and other sectors. Join invasive plant experts Dr. Quinn Long and Matt Arndt to learn more about many of these plants. Drawing from the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force's list of 142 invasive plants […]