MPF Watershed Committee of the Ozarks Native Plant Sale

Watershed Center 2400 E. Valley Water Mill Rd., Springfield

MPF will hold a native plant sale at the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, 2400 E Valley Water Mill Rd., Springfield, MO, 65803 on September 26, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For the safety of our vendors, staff, volunteers, and guests, this sale will be a pre-paid/pickup format only. No extra plants will […]

Grow Native! Master Class: Landscaping with Goldenrods & Asters with Scott Woodbury 


Our first Grow Native! master class is Landscaping with Goldenrods & Asters on Sept. 30 with one of the Midwest's leading experts on native landscaping—Scott Woodbury, manager of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. In this class, you will learn about the many species of goldenrods and asters available for landscaping, their growing […]

MPF Webinar: Pollinator Overview with Jennifer Hopwood


Pollinators are essential to maintaining the health of our ecosystems and to our food security. In this insect pollinator webinar, Jennifer Hopwood, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist at the Xerces Society, will discuss the major pollinator groups that can be found in the Midwest, including bees, moths, butterflies, wasps, and beetles, explain the life cycles of pollinators, […]

MPF Master Class: Pollination and Pollinators of Missouri’s Flora with Mike Arduser


Native bee biologist Mike Arduser will share many significant aspects of insect pollination of Missouri’s native plants. Arduser will showcase plants with particular pollination strategies—from spring through summer and into fall—and discuss their roles in supporting pollinators in our natural communities. Some of the plants Arduser will highlight are prairie trout lily, prairie willow, redbud, flowering dogwood, […]

Native Tree Walk at Mizzou Botanic Garden

Jesse Hall - Mizzou 801 Conley Ave, Columbia

Enjoy a fall walk on the beautiful grounds of Mizzou Botanic Garden with Dr. Chris Starbuck. Learn about the many native trees across the University of Missouri-Columbia campus, which is a designated botanical garden. Free. Limited to 15. Current health safety requirement for this walk will be sent to registrants. To register, call 636-303-7418. Meet […]

Grow Native! Master Class: Ozark Native Plants for Residential Landscapes with Eric Fuselier


Eric Fuselier will deliver a talk on plants native to the Ozarks that are ideal for residential landscaping and home gardens. Eric will also discuss how you can determine whether a particular species is right for your garden, given the environmental conditions present on your property. Eric Fuselier, PWS is an Environmental Project Manager at […]

MPF Webinar: The Role of Mycorrhizal Fungi in Prairie Remnants and Plantings with Dr. Alice Tipton


Mycorrhizal fungi play an essential role in structuring plant communities, and this is particularly true for prairies. In this talk, Dr. Tipton will discuss how mycorrhizal fungi and plants interact, their importance in maintaining prairie plant communities, and how mycorrhizal fungal inoculation can act as a tool in prairie reconstruction. Cost: free. The webinar will […]

2020 Grow Native! Professional Member Conference


We are excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Grow Native! program and host the virtual 2020 Grow Native! Professional Member Conference! We hope you will enjoy the lineup of fantastic speakers and topics this year. Check out the conference page for the itinerary, speaker line up, and registration.

FULL: Native Tree Walk at Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum

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

REGISTRATION CLOSED. To get on the waiting list in case of a cancellation, please call the number below. Enjoy a fall walk on the beautiful grounds of historic Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum in St. Louis with Horticulture supervisor Matt Garrett or other staff. Learn about the many native trees and wildlife conservation activities at Bellefontaine. […]

Prairie Ecology Hike at MPF’s Carver Prairie

Carver Prairie Lark Rd, Newton County

Join MPF Technical Advisor Jeff Cantrell for a Prairie  Ecology Hike at MPF's Carver Prairie (Newton County) at 4:30pm on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Limited to 12 participants, social distancing will be practiced. We will be walking on uneven ground in the native grassland. Participants must register to attend. To register, please email Jeff Cantrell […]

MPF Webinar: Winter Sparrows–A Challenge but a Joy! with Ethan Duke & Dana Ripper


Join us to learn the basics of winter sparrow identification and ecology. We will touch on some of the more common backyard sparrows, then focus on the species that rely on Missouri’s prairies for wintering habitat. Often we think about prairie as crucial breeding habitat–which it is!–for a suite of species, but this essential ecosystem […]