Articles on Plants and Animals

Missouri Prairie Wetland Flora

2010 Penn-Sylvania Prairie BioBlitz Results Missouri Prairie Foundation (PDF 107KB)

Native Cool-Season Grasses in Missouri by Nadia Navarrete-tindall
Originally published in Missouri Prairie Journal (Spring 2010, Vol 31, No 2) (PDF 8MB)

Plants and Animals of the Prairie Articles in the Missouri Prairie Journal

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Mills, Mark S., Darrin Welchert, and Jordan Meyer. 2016. The Hills are Alive with Herps. Missouri Prairie Journal 37(1): 20-23.

Birds

Losing Ground for Loggerhead Shrikes, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2017
Prairies, Shrublands, and the Birds that Need Them, Vol. 37, No. 3 & 4, 2016
The Great Missouri Birding Trail, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2016
Grassland Managers Learn About Grazing for Bobwhite Quail (pg 24), Vol. 36, No. 3 & 4, 2015
Helping Farmers and Grassland Birds, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2009
Cantrell: Remembering the Dough Birds, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2015
Cantrell: Eastern Meadowlark, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2014
Prairie-Chicken Translocation 2008-2014, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2014
Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
Final Year for Prairie Chicken Translocation to Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012
Five Years of Greater Prairie Chicken Translocation, Vol. 33, No. 3 & 4, 2012
Courtship on the Plains, Prairie Chicken Style, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2008
Patch Burn Grazing Benefits Grassland Birds and Cattle Producers, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2008
Moving Birds to Save the Species, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2008
The Henslow’s Sparrow, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2008
Greater Prairie Chicken Translocation Update, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011
Cantrell: Contributing and Learning as We Go – taking part in a raptor survey, Vol. 32, No. 3 & 4, 2011
Going the Distance for Prairie Grouse, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2009
Two Weeks in the Life of a Prairie-Chicken Scout, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2009
Nomadic Sprites: Sedge Wrens, Vol. 30, No. 3 & 4, 2009
The Prairie Chicken In Illinois, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2006
The Greater Prairie Chicken Puzzle, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2006
Prairie Chickens Across North America, Vol. 29, No. 4, 2008
Prairie Chicken Recovery Accomplishments Year in Review, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2007
Grassland Bird Outlook, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
Prairie Grouse Diets, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2017
Landowners Note Increased Birds Since Planting Native Warm-Season Grass (pg. 27), Vol. 38, No. 1, 2017
Greater Prairie-Chicken Trapping, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2017
Grassland Bird Conservation Research in Minnesota and Iowa (pg. 28), Vol. 38, No. 3 & 4, 2017
Beef that Benefits Birds, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2018
The Northern Flicker, a Woodpecker Calling the Prairie Home, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2018
 

Prairie Chickens

Recovery of Greater Prairie Chicken, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2006
Moving Birds to Save the Species, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2008
Differences in Some Cool-Season and Native Grasses for GPC Nesting Cover, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2015
Prairie-Chicken Translocation 2008-2014, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2014
Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
Final Year for Prairie Chicken Translocation to Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012
Five Years of Greater Prairie Chicken Translocation, Vol. 33, No. 3 & 4, 2012
Courtship on the Plains, Prairie Chicken Style, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2008
Greater Prairie Chicken Translocation Update, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011
Two Weeks in the Life of a Prairie-Chicken Scout, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2009
The Prairie Chicken In Illinois, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2006
The Greater Prairie Chicken Puzzle, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2006
Prairie Chickens Across North America, Vol. 29, No. 4, 2008
Prairie Chicken Recovery Accomplishments Year in Review, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2007
Greater Prairie-Chicken Trapping, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2017
 

Native bees, butterflies, moths, and other insects

Prairie Paparazzi: Documenting the Regal Fritillary, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2017
Grow Native!: Gardening for Bumble Bees, Vol. 37, No. 3 & 4, 2016
Prairie Moths, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2016
Missouri Gets Moving for Monarchs, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2015
Native Bee-Plant Relationships on Missouri Prairies, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2015
MPF Prairie Bee Survey, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2015
How Good are Plant Pollinator Hosts?, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2009
Prairie Odonates: Dragonflies and Damselflies of our Grasslands, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2014
Prairie Planthoppers: An Interview with Dr. Stephen W. Wilson, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2013
Saving Endangered Beetle Species, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012
Cantrell: The Milkweed Connection Part One – Establishing an Outdoor Learning Station, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
Cantrell: The Milkweed Connection Part Two – Using an Outdoor Learning Station, Vol 33, No. 2, 2012
Cantrell: The Milkweed Connection Part Three – Advancing the Conservation Efforts of a Species with an Outdoor Learning Station, Vol 33, No. 3, 2012
Beyond the Bees: Entomologist’s Insect Collection of Prairie Visitors, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011
More Than Bees, If You Please! A Primer to Prairie Wildflower Visitor Ecology, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011
Cantrell: Fishing for Pink Katydids, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011
Missouri Biologist Discovers Two Prairie Bees New to Science, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2011
Special Package Delivery: Milkweed Pollination, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010
Meet the Bees: Native Bee Pollination and Prairie Ecosystem Health, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010
What is a Prairie Without Native Bees?, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010
Plant-Pollinator Interactions on Prairies and Glades: Implications for Endemism, Vol. 30, No. 3 & 4, 2009
Missouri’s Rare Prairie Butterflies, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2007
Macroinvertebrate Communities in Missouri Prairie Streams, Vol. 38, No. 3 & 4, 2017
Grasshoppers, Glades, and Ecological Gradients, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2018
Native Landscaping for Skippers, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2018
On-the-Ground Restoration: Do planted prairies support diverse communities of ground beetles?, Vol. 39, No. 2. 2018
Thankful for Flies in the Garden, Vol. 39, No. 2. 2018

 

Fish

Arkansas Darters Found at Golden Prairie, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2011
Prairie Streams, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2014
Restoring Land and Streams for Prairie Fish, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Amphibians and Reptiles

The Hills are Alive with Herps, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2016
Cantrell: Ornate Postcards (Ornate Box Turtle), Vol. 35, No. 2, 2014
Snakes in the Grass: Prairie Diversity, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013
Missouri’s River of Grass: Prairie Swales and Bottomlands, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
Collared Lizard Recovery in the Ozarks, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011
Keeping Crawfish Frogs on Missouri’s Prairies, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2008
2008: International Year of the Frog, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2008

Mammals

The Ecological Role of Mammals on Missouri’s Prairies, Vol. 36, No. 3 & 4, 2015
Cantrell: Species Study – Voles, Vol. 36, No. 3 & 4, 2015
Cantrell: A Closer Look At Color Part II, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2015
Cantrell: A Closer Look At Color, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2015
Ground Squirrels of Missouri Prairies, Vol. 32, No. 3 & 4, 2011
American Bison Returning to Northern Missouri, Vol. 32, No. 3 & 4, 2011

Soils

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Missouri Grasslands, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2017
Soil Microbiota of the Prairie, Vol. 36, No. 3 & 4, 2015
The Clean Up Crew– Insect Decomposers, Vol. 35, No. 3 & 4, 2014
Prairie Soil Health, Vol. 35, No. 3 & 4, 2014
Prairie Strips, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2014
Nitrate Build Up in the Soil, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2012
Invasive Plants Affect Prairie Soil Biology, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2018

Prairie Hydrology, Streams, and Aquatic Life

Prairie Streams, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2014
Grow Native! Missouri’s Native Aquatics, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2014
Adaptations of Prairie Cord Grass to Wet Soils, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
Missouri’s Largest Remaining Wet Prairie: Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
Kingdom of Cord Grass, Emerald World of Sedge: Pershing State Park’s Locust Creek Prairie, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
The Missouri River Mitigation Project, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
Missouri’s Rivers of Grass: Prairie Swales and Bottomlands, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
Missouri’s Rivers of Grass: Prairie Swales and Bottomlands, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012
In Washington Irving’s Footsteps: Marmaton River Bottoms Wet Prairie, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012
Osage Confluence Prairie Wetlands, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012
Chloe Lowry Marsh Natural Area, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012
Sedges and Water Quality at Little Bean Marsh, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012
Macroinvertebrate Communities in Missouri Prairie Streams, Vol. 38, No. 3 & 4, 2017
Arkansas Darters Found at Golden Prairie, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2011
Restoring Land and Streams for Prairie Fish, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012