Paint it Prairie – Plein Air Painting Event at Snowball Hill Prairie POSTPONED

Snowball Hill Prairie 19866 E. 275th St, Harrisonville, Missouri

This date has been POSTPONED due to weather forecast. Rain date is June 11, 2022. You are invited to spend the day visiting Snowball Hill Prairie with your camera, brushes, and canvas. Pack up your favorite art medium supplies and camera, along with a non-disposable container of water and snack, and come to enjoy learning […]

Columbia Native Plant Sale – Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops - Columbia 3101 Bass Pro Drive, Columbia, MO

MPF will hold a native plant sale on Saturday, May 21 at the Bass Pro Shops®, 3101 Bass Pro Drive, Columbia, MO 65202 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. See the event flyer here. Native plants beautify landscapes and help support songbirds and other cherished wildlife. Buy native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, trees, vines, sedges, and […]

Dedication of Edgar W. Schmidt Sand Prairie

In early June 2021, the Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) purchased an extremely rare sand prairie of nearly 55 acres in Scott County in southeastern Missouri near Benton. The Edgar W. Schmidt Sand Prairie is one of only two sand prairies (Southeastern Missouri Subtype) in the Missouri Natural Heritage Database. Please join us to dedicate this […]

Guided Wildflower Walk at Linden’s Prairie

Linden's Prairie County Road 2120, Mount Vernon, Missouri

Wildflower Walk at MPF’s Linden's Prairie with MPF Director of Prairie Management Jerod Huebner. Summer wildflowers should be abundant! Walk will cover approximately 1/2 mile and last about an hour. Dress for a walk in the prairie. Cost: Free. Maximum registration: 15. We can put you on waiting lists if registration fills up. Secure your […]

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 […]

Springfield Native Plant Sale – Mother’s Brewing Co.

Mother's Brewing Company 215 S Grant Ave, Springfield, MO

MPF will hold a native plant sale on Friday, May 27 at Mother's Brewing Company (215 S. Grant Ave., Springfield, MO 65806) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Native plants beautify landscapes and help support songbirds and other cherished wildlife. Buy native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, trees, vines, sedges, and native seed from Grow Native! professional […]

National Prairie Day 2022

Mark your calendars! National Prairie Day is June 4, 2022 this year! Learn more about this special day, and participate in MPF's Prairie Dedication and BioBlitz June 4 & 5, 2022. Image: Bruce Schuette

MPF Prairie Dedication and BioBlitz June 4 & 5, 2022

Thoh-dah Prairie

Join fellow prairie enthusiasts for an afternoon or a weekend at MPF's Thoh-dah Prairie near Deepwater, Missouri for MPF's 11th Annual Prairie BioBlitz. Explore this original, unplowed, 155-acre prairie with biologists to document plants, insects, and animals. All that is required is an interest in learning about prairie! See the event flyer. The weekend 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 […]

Paint it Prairie – Plein Air Painting Event at Snowball Hill Prairie

Snowball Hill Prairie 19866 E. 275th St, Harrisonville, Missouri

You are invited to spend the day visiting Snowball Hill Prairie with your camera, brushes, and canvas. Pack up your favorite art medium supplies and camera, along with a non-disposable container of water and snack, and come to enjoy learning about and painting on this incredible, 20-acre original native prairie. Included in Event: - Interpretive […]

Field Trip: Bellefontaine Evergreen Hill Natural Areas [FULL]

Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum 4947 W. Florissant Ave, St. Louis, MO

Join one of Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum’s horticulturalists for a walking tour exploring the natural areas on the east side of the property. From meadow to forest, this tour will explore native plants and plant communities and discuss the natural history of BCA and the surrounding region. We will also talk about the value of […]

Guided Wildflower Walk at Schuette Prairie

Schuette Prairie

Wildflower Walk at MPF’s Schuette Prairie (southeast of Bolivar, MO) with MPF Director of Prairie Management Jerod Huebner. Summer wildflowers should be abundant! Walk will cover approximately 1/2 mile and last about an hour. Dress for a walk in the prairie. Cost: Free. Maximum registration: 15. We can put you on waiting lists if registration […]

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 […]