Past Events

Mar 10

March 10, 2017: Grow Native! Workshop in Edwardsville, IL

7:30am - 12:30pm

Native by Design: Purposeful Landscapes for Monarchs and Pollinators for your Yard or Land Friday, March 10, 2017 — A Southwest Illinois Grow Native! Event Registration is now closed for this event. Please check our events page for upcoming events! This native landscaping workshop at the Nelson Center at Lewis and Clark Community College in Edwardsville, IL will provide information […]

Jan 21

January 21, 2017: MPF Board Meeting and Bellefontaine Cemetery

Bellfontaine Cemetery
4947 W Florissant Ave
Saint Louis MO, 63115
10am - 3pm

The MPF Board of Directors will hold its first quarterly meeting of 2017 at Bellefontaine Cemetery, 4947 W Florissant Ave, St. Louis, MO 63115 at 10:00 a.m. In the afternoon, Kyle Cheesborough, Horticultural Supervisor of Bellefontaine, will lead of tour to many of the outstanding native planting projects of this beautiful 314-acre Level II Accredited […]

Jan 19

January 19 & 20, 2017: Western Nursery & Landscape Association Trade Show

Native Plant Education to Feature Prominently at 2017 Western All of the education at the 2017 Western is posted online at www.wnla.org, including the schedule, speaker biographies, and session descriptions. Education on native plants and their uses in the garden and landscape feature prominently within this education. Sessions include: • Claudia West, author of Planting in a […]

Dec 10

Dec. 10, 2016: Birds of Prey Workshop

Prairie State Park
128 NW 150th Lane
Mindenmines MO, 64769

MPF Technical Advisor Jeff Cantrell will host a free Birds of Prey workshop from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Prairie State Park in Mindenmines, MO. Following the workshop, participants can travel to nearby Shawnee Trail Conservation Area to watch for short-eared owls, which migrate here in winter. If you cannot attend the workshop, you can still sign up […]

Dec 1

Late November-Early December 2016: Youth Quail Hunt

Youth Quail Hunt on an MPF Prairie Current and new MPF members are invited to submit names to be chosen at random for a youth quail hunt at an MPF prairie in southwestern Missouri during the 2016 Quail Hunting Season. A total of two pairs of youth hunters—one or two youth aged 11 to 18 […]

Nov 11

John Cleaveland Missouri Prairie Painting Exhibit Sept. 10 – Nov. 11

Monsanto Hall, Ridgway Visitor Center
Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Boulevard
St. Louis MO, 63110

John Cleaveland Missouri Prairie Painting Exhibit Enjoy this exhibition of Missouri prairie paintings by artist John Cleaveland, a nationally recognized painter who captures the landscapes of the Midwest, focusing on the open prairies of Missouri with its diverse flora and expansive skies. Cleaveland created this exhibit in honor of the 80th birthday of Dr. Peter […]

Nov 5

Nov. 5, 2016: Lincoln University’s Dining Wild Event

Lincoln University Campus, Scruggs University Center
820 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City MO, 65101
2pm - 9pm

Lincoln University’s Dining Wild event features an evening meal with native plant ingredients. Prairie will be featured, with MPF’s Executive Director Carol Davit as the evening speaker. For reservations, contact Isabel Jacome, 573-681- 5493, [email protected]

Oct 12

Oct. 12, 2016: Concert at the Springfield Botanical Gardens

Springfield Botanical Gardens
2400 S Scenic
Springfield MO, 65807
6pm - 7pm

“Americana and Roots in the Gardens” Benefit Concert Series Presents CLAUDE BOURBON Wednesday, October 12 6:00-7:00 p.m. Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden Springfield Botanical Gardens   When Claude Bourbon plays his J-45 Gibson, you get Firefall in October!  This international guitar virtuoso takes acoustic guitar playing into unchartered waters.  Do not miss him; he is the best at what he […]

Oct 8

Oct. 8, 2016: MPF Annual Meeting and Evening on the Prairie 2016

Cole Camp MO,
 
12pm - 12am

All welcome to enjoy this event near Cole Camp—children’s games, wagon rides, silent auction, and more.              The Missouri Prairie Foundation’s (MPF’s) Evening on the Prairie will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 at 5:00 p.m., just outside the small town of Cole Camp, Mo. The event will be held on the private, original native, 400-acre prairie owned […]

Oct 8

Oct. 8, 2016: Missouri Prairie Festival, St. Louis

Thomas Dunn Learning Center
3113 Gasconade
St. Louis MO,
4pm - 11pm

  On October 8, eMAP (Environmental Music & Arts Project) and Hellhound Booking will be hosting the Missouri Prairie Festival at the Thomas Dunn Learning Center in St. Louis. All festival funds raised before and during the event will go to support the prairie conservation work of MPF. Find all details here!

Sep 24

Sept. 24, 2016: MPF Hike to Ava Glades

10am - 4pm

September 24, 2016—MPF Hike to Ava Glades. Natural Community Ecologist Mike Leahy with the Missouri Department of Conservation will be our guide as we explore the largest dolomite glades in North America within the Mark Twain National Forest Ava Ranger District south of Ava, MO (Douglas and Ozark Counties). This landscape of xeric prairie-like habitats […]

Sep 24

Sept. 24, 2016: Prairie Jubilee at Prairie State Park

Prairie State Park
128 NW 150th Lane
Mindenmines MO, 64769
10am - 4pm

MPF Partner Prairie State Park hosts Prairie Jubilee on September 24, 2016 in Mindenmines, Missouri from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include: Living history loop Guided rides to view bison Guided bird hikes Native plant sale Face painting Cowboys and teams of horses and wagons Live music And much more! More detailed information is […]

Sep 23

Sept. 23, 2016: Grow Native! Workshop on Converting Non-native Landscapes to Prairie Grasses and Wildflowers

Powell Gardens
Kingsville MO,
 
8:30am - 5pm

September 23, 2016—Grow Native! Workshop on Converting Non-native Landscapes to Prairie Grasses and Wildflowers, and their maintenance. Hosted by Powell Gardens, Kingsville, MO. Great speakers include Alan Branhagan, Dr. Quinn Long, Mike Leahy and Matt Bunch. Topics will include history of native grasslands in the Kansas City area, eliminating non-native vegetation, seeding mixes and rates, […]

Sep 17

Sept. 17, 2016: MPF Native Plant Sale

Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
4750 Troost Ave.
Kansas City MO, 64110
10am - 2:30pm

September 17, 2016—MPF Native Plant Sale, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (or until sold out). Missouri Department of Conservation “Monarch Mania” Event, Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110. The Discovery Center is partnering with the Missouri Prairie Foundation to offer a native plant sale to benefit monarch butterflies. Missouri Wildflowers […]

Sep 15

Sept. 15, 2016: Concert at the Springfield Botanical Gardens

Springfield Botanical Gardens
2400 S Scenic
Springfield MO, 65807
More information
6:30pm - 7:30pm

“Americana and Roots in the Gardens” Benefit Concert Series Presents ADLER AND HEARNE Thursday, September 15 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden Springfield Botanical Gardens Official Texas Touring Artists Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne come with a spirited blend of folk-jazz steeped in Texas roots.  Enjoy their gentle and true vocal blending as they perform their original songs.  Sample […]

Aug 11

Aug. 11, 2016: Concert at the Springfield Botanical Gardens

Springfield Botanical Gardens
2400 S Scenic
Springfield MO, 65807
More information
7pm - 8pm

“Americana and Roots in the Gardens” Benefit Concert Series Presents FLAGSHIP ROMANCE Thursday, August 11 7:00-8:00 p.m. Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden Springfield Botanical Gardens   We all want to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson manage that. Their original harmonic alt-folk music shimmers in a blend of jazz-folk fusion that is somehow bigger than […]

Aug 6

Aug 6: MPF Annual Dinner & 50th Anniversary Fundraiser

Ballroom, Reynolds Alumni Center, University Club
University of Missouri
704 Conley Avenue
Columbia MO,

Saturday, August 6, 2016—MPF Annual Dinner & 50th Anniversary Fundraiser—Dr. Jane Fitzgerald with the American Bird Conservancy will present Prairies Past, Grasslands Present, and the Birds that Need Them. During the social hour, enjoy drinks and Missouri fiddle tunes from Grammy-nominated Howard Marshall and fellow string musicians as you place your bids during the silent auction (preview the items now!). Dine with […]

Jul 24

July 24: MPF’s Prairie School

11am - 5pm

Sunday, July 24, 2016—MPF’s Prairie School. Vice President of Science and Management Bruce Schuette and Director of Prairie Management Jerod Huebner will lead this day-long prairie stewardship workshop at MPF’s Carver Prairie (click here for map and directions to Carver Prairie). This learning opportunity is geared to landowners, prairie enthusiasts, students, and young professionals. Topics […]

Jul 23

July 23: Carver Prairie Dedication

Saturday, July 23, 2016—Dedication of MPF’s Carver Prairie, 2:00 p.m. All are invited to take part in the dedication of MPF’s latest acquisition, the 163-acre Carver Prairie near the town of Diamond, MO in Newton County. Following remarks, guests can take part in a guided tour of the prairie. Refreshments will be provided. The dedication will be […]

Jun 25

June 25, 2016: Environmental Music and Arts Project to Benefit MPF

2847 Cherokee Street
St. Louis MO,
2pm - 6pm

On Saturday, June 25, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., come to Blank Space arts space at 2847 Cherokee Street in south St. Louis for the eMAP kickoff–the Environmental Music and Arts Project will be donating all proceeds from this musical event to MPF! Admission is $10 and includes beer donated by Schlafly Bottleworks. Save the […]

Jun 23

June 23: Native Plant Sale at the University of Missouri

University of Missouri Kit Bond Life Sciences Center
1201 Rollins St
Columbia MO, 65201
8am - 1pm

Thursday, June 23, 2016-MPF Native Plant Sale at the University of Missouri. Don’t miss this great sale with Grow Native! professional members donating a portion of their proceeds to support MPF. Who: People looking for native Missouri plants in their lawns, landscapes, butterfly gardens, container gardens, and more! What: Native Plant Sale at the free Native Pollinators […]

Jun 18

June 18: Film Screening of Jens Jensen The Living Green

The Nine Network's Public Media Commons
3653 Olive Street
St. Louis MO,
More information
7pm -

Everyone is invited to a special Missouri Prairie Foundation 50th Anniversary Event. Film Screening of Jens Jensen The Living Green. This film has been screened at sold-out venues across the country and abroad, and MPF is grateful to be able to organize this special screening in collaboration with the Nine Network. Carey Lundin, the director of Jens Jensen The Living […]

Jun 11

June 11: Public and Private Tours of Snowball Hill Prairie

2:00 to 3:30. Free tour of MPF’s Snowball Hill Prairie, 35 miles south of Kansas City. MPF’s Vice President of Science & Management Bruce Schuette be your guide to this original prairie gem, which should be spectacular with wildflowers in bloom. Located just 35 miles south of Kansas City. Free and open to the public. Questions? […]

Jun 4

June 4 & 5: Prairie BioBlitz 2016

Linden's Prairie
County Road 2120
Mt. Vernon MO, 65712

The Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Seventh Annual Prairie BioBlitz will be held at Linden’s Prairie, Lawrence County. At this beautiful 171-acre original prairie, owned and managed by the Missouri Prairie Foundation, take part in nature study with experts on mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, pollinators, ants, butterflies, moths, and plants, and help inventory species from this biologically […]

May 22

May 22: Breeding Bird Investigation

Sunday, May 22, 2016—Glade and Savanna Breeding Bird Investigation. 10:00 a.m. to noon. Chute Ridge Glade near Roaring River State Park, Eagle Rock, MO (Barry County). Join Jeff Cantrell, naturalist and MPF technical advisor, Audubon Society of Missouri member, and experienced birder, for a free MPF in-the-field program on the nesting bird ecology of this […]

May 21

May 21: Native Plant Sale at Bass Pro

10am - 2pm

Saturday, May 21, 2016—MPF Native Plant Sale at Bass Pro, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bass Pro Shops, 3101 Bass Pro Dr., Columbia, MO 65202. Don’t miss this great sale with Grow Native! professional members donating a portion of their proceeds to support MPF. Bring cash to sale–some vendors take credit cards and checks; some […]

May 14

May 14: Living Landscapes Workshop: Native Plants Get Us Back to Our Roots

Arcadia Academy
211 South College Street
Arcadia MO, 63621
9am - 3pm

Deadline to register is May 12, 2016. Visit the registration form at the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Grow Native! event page to register online. Learn from experts about the beauty and benefits of using plants native to Missouri in your landscaping. At this workshop, with lunch included, you will learn: • best plants to support monarch butterflies and […]

May 11

May 11: The Dirt on Soil: Life Underground

Mary Institute and Country Day School (MICDS)
101 N Warson Rd
St. Louis MO, 63124
6:30pm - 9:30pm

May 11, 2016, you’re invited to The Dirt on Soil: Life Underground event at Country Day School and Mary Institute, St. Louis.  MPF is a promotional partner on this event organized by Deer Creek Watershed Alliance. Jeff Lowenfels, author of Teaming With Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web, and James Sottilo, one of the leading […]

May 7

May 7: Night Sky Photography and Star Gazing

Golden City Community Center
707 Depot St
Golden City MO, 64748

Saturday, May 7, 2016—Night Sky Photography Presentation and Star Gazing with Dan Zarlenga. Prairie camping too! Meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Golden City Community Center, 707 Depot St • Golden City, MO 64748 and enjoy Dan Zarlenga’s slide presentation of his amazing night photographs. We will then drive a few miles to nearby Golden Prairie […]

May 7

Native Plant Sale at Town & Country Whole Foods Market® 

1160 Town and Country Crossing Drive
Town and Country MO, 63017
More information
9am - 3pm

On Saturday, May 7, a wide variety of native perennial wildflowers, grasses, sedges, vines, shrubs, and trees supplied by Papillon Perennials will be available for sale outside the entrance to the Town & Country Whole Foods Market from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Plants for sun, shade, dry and moist soils will be available. A portion of […]

Apr 30

April 30: MPF Native Plant Sale at City Market

City Market
5th and Walnut
Kansas City MO,
8am - 1pm

Saturday, April 30, Missouri Wildflowers Nursery will offer a variety of native wildflowers and grasses suitable for many growing conditions – sunny, shady, wet, and dry – for sale, and Forrest Keeling Nursery will offer a variety of native trees and shrubs for sale. Plants can be preordered from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery to pick up […]

Apr 23

April 23: MPF Native Plant Sale at City Market

City Market
5th and Walnut
Kansas City MO,
8am - 1pm

The Missouri Prairie Foundation will hold its annual native plant sale the last two Saturdays in April: April 23 and 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the City Market 5th and Walnut, Kansas City, MO. Saturday, April 23, a large variety of native wildflowers, grasses, vines, trees, and shrubs suitable for many growing conditions—sunny, shady, wet, and […]

Apr 16

April 16: MPF Native Plant Sale at “Go Native” Event

Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
4750 Troost Ave
Kansas City MO, 64110
9:30am - 2:30pm

The Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center is partnering with the Missouri Prairie Foundation to offer a native plant sale at the center’s native plant education event. Missouri Wildflowers Nursery will be providing a variety of native flowers, grasses, shrubs and trees. If you wish to preorder your choices for pickup on the 16th, contact Missouri […]

Apr 9

Apr 9: MPF Board of Directors Meeting

Saturday, April 9, 2016—MPF Board of Directors second quarterly meeting, Peculiar Lions Club, 500 Schug Ave., Peculiar, MO. 64078. A tour of MPF’s Snowball Hill Prairie will follow. More details forthcoming, or call 816-716-9159.

Apr 9

April 9: Guided Tour of MPF’s Snowball Hill Prairie

1:30pm -

At 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, join the Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) board of directors at MPF’s most recent prairie acquisition and become acquainted with this high-quality 22-acre native prairie in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. One of the last remaining original, unplowed prairies in the greater Kansas City area, it was purchased […]

Apr 8

April 8, 2017: MPF Board Meeting

10am -

Members are encouraged to attend these meetings, all of which will be held at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Meeting locations and other details will be provided as they become available. Questions? Call 888-843-6739.

Mar 26

Mar 26: Runge Nature Center Native Plant Sale

2901 W. Truman Blvd.
Jefferson City MO, 65102
10am - 2pm

Saturday, March 26, 2016, Runge Nature Center Native Plant Sale featuring Grow Native! professional members. Address: 330 Commerce Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plants, trees, shrubs, grasses, sedges, and seeds will be sold by Sunrise Gardens, Missouri Wildflowers Nursery, Smiling Sun Gardens, Longfellow’s Nursery, Forrest Keeling Nursery, Prairie Hill Farm, […]

Feb 26

Feb. 26: Native by Design: Landscapes Beyond Beauty

Lewis and Clark Community College, LeClaire Room at the Nelson Center
600 Troy Rd
Edwardsville IL, 62025
More information
8am - 12pm

Jump to: Speakers | Agenda | Location | Download Flyer The Grow Native! Southwestern Illinois Event Committee presents a rockstar lineup of speakers for an event in Edwardsville, IL on February 26. They’ll present information from the frontline of concepts surrounding the value of native plants in our landscapes. We have reached capacity for this […]

Jan 21

Jan. 21, 2017: MPF Board Meeting

10am -

Members are encouraged to attend these meetings, all of which will be held at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Meeting locations and other details will be provided as they become available. Questions? Call 888-843-6739. (Inclement weather date January 28, 2017.)

Jan 16

Jan 16: MPF Owl Outing

4:30pm -

A Missouri Prairie Foundation Prairie Owl Outing Saturday, 16 January, 2016 4:30 p.m. – dark Wah-Sha-She Prairie near Asbury, MO (Jasper County) Join naturalist and MPF technical advisor Jeff Cantrell for a free MPF in-the-field program on prairie raptors at Wah-Sha-She Prairie owned by The Nature Conservancy. The group should be able to see short-eared owls feeding and displaying at twilight. […]

Nov 21

Nov 21: Grow Native! Workshop: Healthy Soil, Happy Pollinators, Huge Harvest

St. Louis Community College
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis MO, 63122
8:30am - 3:30pm

Join the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Grow Native! program at St. Louis Community College Meramec campus to learn about how vegetable gardeners can use native plants to make the most out of their garden space. Registration deadline was November 17, 2015. Registration is now closed. During this workshop you will learn: • how to maximize your soil’s […]

Nov 6

Nov 6: MPF Annual Dinner

1901 NW Blue Parkway
Unity Village MO, 64065

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015—You are invited to the MPF Annual Dinner, where we will bestow 15 awards to native plant pioneers—in honor of the 15th anniversary of Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Grow Native! program, and will feature speaker Bruce Schuette, presenting Natural Assets— the Conservation Value of Prairie Remnants. Bruce Schuette was the park naturalist at Cuivre […]

Oct 17

Oct 17: Guided Hike of Mule Hollow Natural Area

10:30am -

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015—Come explore the grasslands found on the dolomite glades and woodlands at Peck Ranch Conservation Area in Carter County. Meet for this hike of Mule Hollow Natural Area (within Peck Ranch), led by MPF member and MDC Natural History Biologist Susan Farrington, at the Peck Ranch Headquarters at 10:30 a.m. The hike […]

Oct 14

October 14: Americana in the Garden presents Brisa Marina

2400 S. Scenic Ave
Springfield MO,
United States
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Click here for full event announcement. On October 14 at 6:30 p.m., as daylight runs lower in the evenings, the Springfield Botanical Center looks forward to their last performance of their first season of outdoor concerts.  It will be up on the roof at the Botanical Center and features Brisa Marina, a father/son duo playing arrangements of classical, Spanish, and […]

Oct 10

Oct 10: MPF Annual Meeting and Evening on the Prairie

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015—MPF Annual Meeting and Evening on the Prairie, preceded by Prairie Day activities organized by the Hi Lonesome Chapter of Missouri Master Naturalists. The MPF Board of Directors meeting will be held on October 11, 2015 in the same location. Prairie Day Activities starting at 10:00 a.m. In downtown Cole Camp: Photo Contest at […]

Sep 19

Sept 19: Glade Restoration and Converting Cropland and Fescue to Native Plantings

Kappelmann Farm
2450 Old State
Gerald MO, 63037
More information
8:30am - 3pm

During this workshop you will learn: how to convert non-native grasslands and croplands into native grasses and wildflowers how to diversify your prairie plantings glade habitat restoration methods maximizing agency cost-share funding long-term management of your planting (e.g, using prescribed fire, haying, invasive plant control) This workshop is hosted by the Kappelmann farm near Gerald, Missouri. […]

Sep 19

Sept 19: Native Plant Sale at MDC’s Monarch Mania Event (Kansas City)

Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
4750 Troost Ave
Kansas City MO, 64110

Native Plant Sale- Missouri Prairie Foundation September 19 • Saturday •10 AM – 2:30 PM (or until sold out) Missouri Department of Conservation “Monarch Mania” Event Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110 The Discovery Center is partnering with the Missouri Prairie Foundation to offer a native plant sale to benefit monarchs. Missouri Wildflower […]

Sep 9

Sept. 9: ‘AMERICANA IN THE GARDENS’ at Springfield Botanical Gardens

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Click here for full event announcement. Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire founded Acoustic Eidolon in February 1998. What began as a musical adventure turned quickly into a life adventure, for both Hannah and Joe. They will perform at the sixth in a monthly series of concerts, “Americana in the Gardens,” at the Gray-Campbell Farmstead in […]

Aug 29

August 29: Dining Wild Event by Grow Native! Professional Member Lincoln University

Scruggs University Center
820 Chestnut St.
Jefferson City MO, 65101
3pm - 8pm

Save the date to eat wild foods in style! Lincoln University Native Plants Program invites you to their second ‘Dining Wild’ event featuring native edible plants to be held on the Lincoln University campus. Registration starts at 3 p.m. at Scruggs University Center located at 820 Chestnut St. Jefferson City, MO 6510. Activities include: 3 […]

Aug 22

Aug 22: Golden Prairie 45/40 Celebration

Golden City Community Center
707 Depot St.
Golden City MO, 64748

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 – Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Golden Prairie. MPF Emeritus Board Member Lowell Pugh and MPF invite you to a celebration in Golden City, MO, of Golden Prairie and the tremendous impact it has had on so many people over the past four decades. This year marks the 45th anniversary of […]

Jul 25

July 25: MPF Board of Directors Meeting

Princeton MO,
 
8:30am -

Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. MPF Board of Directors Meeting, Murphy Brown Educational Headquarters facility in Princeton, MO. Following the meeting, MPF Technical Advisor Rudi Roeslein and CEO of Roeslein Alternative Energy will give a tour of his Putnum County property, where he is restoring native grasslands and conducting grassland ecosystem research. If you […]

Jul 15

July 15: “Americana in the Gardens” Benefit Concert Series

Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
Springfield MO,
 
6:30pm -

Come join us at the Springfield Botanical Center’s Japanese Garden on Wednesday, July 15th at 6:30pm and listen to some great folk tunes. Please see details below. Donations benefit the Kickapoo Edge Prairie. [gview file=”http://www.moprairie.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Tattletale-Saints-flyer.docx”]

Jun 26

June 26 & 27: Grand River Grassland Prairie Days (MDC & TNC)

Dunn Ranch
16970 West 150th Street
Hatfield MO, 64458

June 26 and 27, 2015 — Grand River Grassland Prairie Days, organized by the Missouri Department of Conservation and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). MPF is pleased to be a partner in this Harrison County event, to be held at TNC’s Dunn Ranch Prairie. A prairie film will be shown outdoors Friday evening, and on Saturday, […]

Jun 20

June 20: Dedication of MPF’s Pleasant Run Creek Prairie

June 20, 2015 — Dedication of MPF’s Pleasant Run Creek Prairie near Nevada, MO, purchased by MPF in November 2014. A grant from The Conservation Fund as well as a gift from Ed Schmidt, made the purchase of this original, unplowed prairie possible. You are invited to enjoy the dedication ceremony, at 2:00 P.M. Refreshments, […]

Jun 14

June 14: Native Tree Walk at Union Cemetery in Kansas City

June 14, 2015—Native Tree Walk at Union Cemetery, 227 E. 28th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108. Sponsored By Powell Gardens and Grow Native! Union Cemetery has premier examples of old growth native white oaks and its champion trees include Kentucky coffeetree, hackberry, and sassafras. This “Central Park” of Kansas City dates back to 1849 and […]

Jun 13

June 13: Dedication of MPF’s Linden’s Prairie

Dedication of MPF’s Linden’s Prairie in near Mt. Vernon, MO, purchased by MPF in October 2014. Start time: 2:00. Rain or shine. You are invited to enjoy the dedication ceremony, refreshments, and a guided walking tour of this 171-acre original, unplowed prairie gem in Lawrence County. To RSVP, call 888-843-6739 or email [email protected] The Missouri […]

Jun 6

June 6 & 7: MPF’s 6th Annual Prairie BioBlitz 2015

The Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Sixth Annual Prairie BioBlitz will be held at La Petite Gemme Prairie, Polk County. At this beautiful 37-acre original prairie—a designated Missouri Natural Area—owned by the Missouri Prairie Foundation and managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation, take part in nature study with experts on mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, pollinators, ants, […]

May 29

May 29: Bioswale Design & Maintenance with Native Plants – A Workshop for Professionals

8:30am - 3pm

The Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Grow Native! Program is very pleased to organize this Bioswale Design & Maintenance with Native Plants workshop in conjunction with George Owens Nature Center in Independence, MO on Friday, May 29, 2015. At this native plant and water management workshop for municipalities, engineers, architects and designers, participants will learn: * detailed information […]

May 16

May 16: MPF Plant Sale at Bass Pro in Columbia

10am - 2pm

Where: 3101 Bass Pro Dr, Columbia, MO 65202. Saturday, May 16, 2015. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fantastic sale with five native plant vendors: Missouri Wildflower Nursery * Forrest Keeling Nursery * Gaylena’s Garden * Longfellow’s Garden Center * Missouri Native Plant Society. Fabulous native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, trees and more available for sale. Vendors donate a portion of sale […]

May 13

May 13: Benefit Concert for Kickapoo Edge Prairie Garden

The second in the “Americana in the Gardens” concert series will be Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the Springfield Botanical Center, featuring award-winning acoustic musician/singer/songwriter Rupert Wates. The musical performance at 6:30 p.m. benefits the Kickapoo Edge Prairie, one of five naturalized areas among the 20 themed gardens and 15 special collections in the Springfield Botanical Gardens, […]

May 9

May 9: Native Tree Walk at Mizzou Botanic Garden

Christopher Bond Life Sciences Center
Columbia MO,
 
9:30am - 11:30am

Native Tree Walk at the University of Missouri Botanic Garden from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a spring stroll on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus–also a botanical garden–with Dr. Chris Starbuck, Associate Professor Emeritus with MU’s Division of Plant Sciences and past president of the Friends of Mizzou Botanic Garden, as your guide to native tree specimens […]

May 2

May 2: MPF Native Plant Sale at Town and Country Whole Foods Market®

Town and Country Whole Foods Market
1160 Town and Country Crossing Drive
Town and Country MO, 63017
9am - 3pm

A fabulous selection and quantity of choice native perennials, grasses, sedges, vines, shrubs, and trees supplied by Missouri Wildflowers Nursery will be available outside the entrance to the Town & Country Whole Foods Market from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Don’t miss this great sale! To pre-order, contact Missouri Wildflowers Nursery [email protected], and your order will be waiting for you […]

Apr 25

MPF Native Plant Sale at City Market

City Market
5th and Walnut
Kansas City MO,
 
8am - 1pm

Join us at City Market, 5th and Walnut, Kansas City, rain or shine, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Native plants for a variety of growing conditions will be available. Missouri Wildflowers Nursery and Applied Ecological Services will supply plants, shrubs, vines, and trees. To pre-order for April 25 sale: contact Missouri Wildflowers Nursery at […]

Apr 19

April 19: Tree Walk Sponsored By Powell Gardens and Grow Native!

Mount Washington Cemetery
614 S. Brookside Ave.
Independence MO,
1pm - 3pm

Sunday, April 19th, from1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m learn about native trees in spring, summer, and fall from Alan Branhagen, Director of Horticulture at Powell Gardens. Meet at the main entrance at Mount Washington Cemetery, 614 S. Brookside Ave., Independence, MO 64053. This walk is timed to enjoy the flowering dogwoods in bloom. It is the site […]

Apr 19

Apr 19: Ozark Regional Land Trust’s Grand Opening of Wood’s Prairie

4pm -

Please join ORLT for a spring “Grand Opening” at Wood’s Prairie, Sunday afternoon, April 19, at 4:00p.m. This event will celebrate the completion of a 15-year effort by ORLT (in cooperation with Missouri Prairie Foundation) that has restored and permanently protected this stunning isolated prairie in southwest Missouri. A recent grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation […]

Apr 15

April 15: MFP Fundraising Concert in Springfield

6:30am -

Singer/songwriter and bluesman Dana Hubbard will perform at the Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S Scenic on Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. Hubbard has received awards at/from the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Indie International Songwriting Contest, and the American River Music Festival Musician. What he does with the guitar, using only his hands, is amazing […]

Apr 11

April 11: Free Botany Presentation by Justin Thomas

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
4501 Walnut Street
Kansas City MO, 64111
10am - 11:30am

Justin R. Thomas, Director, Institute of Botanical Training, LLC will present, “Plant Interactions on the Grasslands; The Good, The Bad, and The ‘Calendar’ Prairie,” hosted by MPF at 10:00 a.m. at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. Free and open to the public. The MPF Board of Directors will […]

Mar 31

March 31: Introduction To Missouri’s Raptors

Springfield Conservation Nature Center
4601 S. Nature Center Way
SPRINGFIELD MO, 65804-4920

Raptors, also known as birds of prey, are an endlessly fascinating group of birds that are adapted to eating meat. Join birder and Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) technical advisor Jeff Cantrell as he shares through photographs interesting life history information and helpful identification tips about these majestic Missouri birds. Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center […]

Mar 28

March 28: Grow Native! Plant Sale at Runge Conservation Nature Center, Jefferson City

Runge Conservation Nature Center
2901 W Truman Blvd
Jefferson City MO, 65102
10am - 2pm

Grow Native! Professional Members Missouri Wildflowers Nursery, Forrest Keeling Nursery, Pure Air Natives, and Gaylena’s Garden will be selling a wide variety and large quantity of native wildflowers, grasses, sedges, vines, shrubs, and trees at this annual sale hosted by Runge Conservation Nature Center. Sale is 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. To preorder, and have your […]

Mar 19

March 19: Native Plant Education Program with Patty Lynch

Scenic Regional Library, Union Branch
308 Hawthorne Dr.
Union MO,
11am - 12pm

March 19, Native Plant Education Program, presented by Grow Native! Professional Member Hillerman’s Nursery. Free. Patty Lynch of Hillerman’s Nursery will give this presentation at the Scenic Regional Library, Union Branch, 308 Hawthorne Dr., Union, MO 63084 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. RSVP to April Fundell 636-583-3224.

Feb 5

February 5: Doug Tallamy at MNRC

Native Plant Champion Doug Tallamy to Speak at Missouri Natural Resources Conference February 5, 2015 You won’t want to miss hearing entomologist Dr. Doug Tallamy, plenary speaker at the upcoming Missouri Natural Resources Conference, at Tan-Tar-A, Lake of the Ozarks on Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. You can register for the full conference (February 4-6, 2015), […]

Oct 25

Barnett Mountain Hike

Rocky Creek Conservation Area
Shannon County
Eminence MO ,
10am - 4pm

Created one billion years ago by volcanic activity, Barnett Mountain is encircled just below its peak with igneous glades with robust prairie grasses and amazing views. Click event title for details.

Oct 22

Grow Native! Workshop: Indentification and Control of Invasive Plants

Shaw Nature Reserve, Carriage House
Hwy. 100 & 1-44
Gray Summit MO, 63039
9am - 3:30pm

This workshop, organized by the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Grow Native! program in conjunction with Shaw Nature Reserve, is intended for Grow Native! members and other professionals involved with invasive plant control and removal. Click event title for details.

Sep 27

Prairie Jubilee @ Prairie State Park

Prairie State Park
128 NW 150th Ln.
Mindenmines MO, 64769
10am - 4pm

September 27, 2014 ~ Prairie Jubilee @ Prairie State Park; Take part in activities with interpreters to learn what it was like to live on the prairie.

Jun 28

Tour of MPF’s Welsch Tract Restoration Project

Welsch Tract
Dade County MO,
 
7pm - 9pm

Saturday, June 28, 2014 ~ Tour of MPF’s Welsch Tract Restoration Project; evening walking tour of the restoration in progress at MPF’s Welsch Tract, an 80-acre addition to MPF’s Coyne Prairie in Dade County. Click event title for details.

Jun 21

Grow Native! Field Tour and Picnic Dinner

Double T Farm
Miller County
St. Elizabeth MO,
 
4pm - 7pm

Saturday, June 21, 2014 ~ Grow Native! Field Tour and Picnic Dinner; Tour this 325-acre farm in Miller County and see first hand how to use natives to restore glades, establish prairie pasture for cattle, and stabilize a stream bank and improved water quality with native trees and shrubs. Click event title for details.

Jun 18

Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan

Town and Country Whole Foods Market
1160 Town and Country Crossing Drive
Town and Country MO, 63017
10am - 11:30am

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 ~ Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan; internationally-celebrated nature writer, food and farming activist, and proponent of conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. Click event title for details.

Jun 14

Grow Native! Workshop

University of Missouri’s Bradford Farm
4968 Rangeline Road
Columbia MO, 65201
9am - 2pm

Saturday, June 14, 2014 ~ Grow Native! Workshop; Converting Fescue to Native Grasses and Wildflowers. Click event title for details.

May 24

MPF Field Trip to Union Ridge Conservation Area

Spring Creek Ranch Natural Area
Greencastle MO, 63544
 
10am - 2pm

Saturday, May 24, 2014 ~ MPF Field Trip to Union Ridge Conservation Area; Join Biologists Darren Thornhill and Ryan Jones of the Missouri Department of Conservation for a tour of this biologically rich area near Greencastle, Mo. Click event title for details.

May 3

LUSH Charity Pot Lotion Party Featuring MPF

The Galleria
PH: (314) 725-6333
1155 St. Louis Galleria
Bentwood MO, 63117
12pm - 5pm

Saturday, May 3, 2014 ~ LUSH Charity Pot Lotion Party Featuring MPF; Enjoy shopping at LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics at the Galleria. Click event title for details.

May 3

MPF Plant Sale at Whole Foods Market, St. Louis Area

Town and Country Whole Foods Market
1160 Town and Country Crossing Drive
Town and Country MO, 63017
9am - 3pm

Saturday, May 3, 2014 ~ MPF Plant Sale at Whole Foods Market, St. Louis Area; A wide variety of native perennial wildflowers, grasses, sedges, vines, shrubs, and trees supplied by Missouri Wildflowers Nursery will be available for sale. Click event title for details.

Apr 19

Edgar Denison Day, Kirkwood Farmer’s Market

Kirkwood Farmers Market
150 E Argonne Dr
Kirkwood MO, 63122
10am - 3pm

Saturday, April 19, 2014 ~ The life and work of native plant pioneer and MPF patron Edgar Denison, a resident of Kirkwood, will be celebrated at Kirkwood’s Earth Day. Click event title for details.

Apr 12

Rain Garden Tour at Burns & McDonnell World Headquarters

Burns & McDonnell Headquarters
9400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City MO, 64114
10am -

Saturday, April 12, 2014 ~ Rain Garden Tour at Burns & McDonnell World Headquarters; tour the impressive series of rain gardens and other stormwater management . Click event title for details.

Mar 22

Grow Native! Plant Sale at Runge Conservation Nature Center

Runge Conservation Nature Center
330 Commerce Drive
Jefferson City MO, 65102
10am - 2pm

Saturday, March 22, 2014 ~ There will be a wide variety and large quantity of native wildflowers, grasses, sedges, shrubs, and trees to purchase for your landscaping needs. In addition, free native landscaping literature will be available. Click event title for details.

Feb 15

MPF Work Day at Coyne Prairie

Coyne Prairie, Dade County
MO,
 
10am - 3pm

Saturday, February, 15, 2014 ~ Volunteers are needed to clear and pile wood from a draw. Click event title for details.

Jan 11

Short-Eared Owl & Bird of Prey Trip

Prairie State Park
128 NW 150th Ln
Mindenmines MO, 64769
4pm -

Short-Eared Owl & Bird of Prey Trip, Prairie State Park and Shawnee Trail Conservation Area Barton County. Click event title for details.

Dec 21

MPF Work Day at Stark Family Prairie

Stark Prairie
Hickory County
Cross Timbers MO, 65634
12:01pm - 3pm

Volunteers are needed to help cut small invading cedars from six acres of Stark Prairie. Click event title for details.

Sep 14

Loess Hill Prairie Trip & Free Camping!

Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Mound City MO,
 
8am -

Steve Buback, MPF member and natural history biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation, will be our guide to visit the dramatic and unusual loess hill prairies of northwestern Missouri. Click event title for details.

Sep 14

Niawathe Prairie Field Trip

Niawathe Prairie
Lockwood MO,
 
12pm - 5pm

The purpose of this event is to, view the response of Niawathe Prairie Natural Area after a few years rest from grazing, discuss prairie ecology and management in general and specifically the role of grazing and fire, enjoy and learn about prairie flora and fauna, and provide input on future patch-burn grazing plans for MDC-managed grasslands. Click event title for details.

Sep 7

MPF Annual Dinner to be held September 7 with Dr. Chip Taylor of Monarch Watch

Alberici Construction Headquarters
8800 Page Avenue
St. Louis MO, 63114
5pm - 9pm

Dr. Taylor will speak on “Monarch Conservation — Challenges and Opportunities.”Dr. Orley R. “Chip” Taylor is founder and director of Monarch Watch and is a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. Click event title for details.

Aug 29

Dave Tylka Native Seminar ~ Free!

Lincoln University, Scruggs Center Ballroom
Jefferson City MO ,
 
11am -

Renowned native plant author and expert Dave Tylka will present “Native Landscaping for Wildlife and People.” Click event title for details.

Jun 22

2nd Annual Bethany Springs Prairie Festival

Bethany Springs Farm
MO, 63104
 
9am - 5pm

Artists Theresa Long and Jan Trager have organized this 2nd annual plein air artist event near Hermann, where 30 percent of sales will benefit MPF’s prairie conservation work. Click event title for details.

May 11

Sand Prairie Guided Tour

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
2289 County Park Drive
Cape Girardeau MO, 63701
More information
10am - 2pm

Bob Gillespie will be our guide to the fascinating sand prairies, swales, and savannas of the Bootheel. Click event title for details.

Apr 27

MPF Annual Native Plant Sale

The City Market
20 E 5th Street
Kansas City MO, 64106
8am - 1am

Purchase quality natives for your home landscaping and help MPF raise funds for prairie conservation work at the same time. Click event title for details.

Apr 20

MPF Annual Native Plant Sale

The City Market
20 E 5th Street
Kansas City MO, 64106
8am - 1pm

Purchase quality natives for your home landscaping and help MPF raise funds for prairie conservation work at the same time. Click event title for details.

Apr 18

Whole Foods Market® Community Support Day for Missouri Prairie Foundation

11am - 7pm

At the two Whole Foods Market® stores in St. Louis on April 18, five percent of all proceeds will benefit the Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF)! In addition, MPF volunteers will be on hand in the stores with information on prairie conservation, native landscaping information, and native pollinators, and activities. There will also be native plant sale at the Town and Country store. Click event title for details.

Apr 13

Raingardens Tour at Deer Creek Park

Deer Creek Park
3200 Laclede Station Rd
Maplewood MO, 63143
10am - 11pm

Tour the rain garden project at Deer Creek Park and learn how this landscaping project is improving the Deer Creek watershed and the stream’s water quality. Click event title for details.



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