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These astonishing portraits of the natural world explore the breathtaking diversity of the unspoiled American landscape — the mountains and the prairies, the deserts and the coastlines. A stunning tribute to our land and a bold challenge to protect the world we love.
This well-illustrated guide captures the beauty, diversity, and engaging world of bees and the native plants that support them. Superbly designed and organized, this is an indispensable source of information with extensive profiles for twenty-seven bee genera, plus twelve summary profiles for uncommon genera, and approximately one hundred native trees, shrubs, and perennials for the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Northeast regions. With over 1500 stunning photographs, detailed... Details
The 300 people who gave author Dr. Douglas Tallamy a standing ovation at his talk Aug. 30, 2012 in Jefferson City know that this is a must-read book with information vital to the future of our wildlife.

This 358-page softbound book, published by Timber Press, is packed with information on how to sustain wildlife at home with native plants, written in an entertaining, easy-to-read style and accompanied by many color photographs.
Now in its third printing, Discover Missouri Natural Areas is the perfect gift for Mother's or Father's Day, or for yourself, for 2017---the 40th Anniversary of the Missouri Natural Areas Program. Have you ever wished that you could board a time machine and visit Missouri’s original natural landscape as the early explorers saw it, before permanent settlers began the series of alterations that continue today? While we don’t see much of that natural landscape left today, there are... Details
Khaki cap with Grow Native! logo on the front. Made in the USA.
Libraries can now subscribe to the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Missouri Prairie Journal for $30 a year to provide their patrons with this valuable resource about Missouri's prairie legacy.
From bluebirds and black bears to copperheads and white-tailed deer; from tall-grass prairies and vistas atop the Ozark Plateau to lowland swamps and the depths of clear streams; Missouri, Wild and Wonderful displays the work of award-winning wildlife photographer Matt Miles.
Matt has hiked, kayaked, backpacked, snorkeled, and explored virtually every county in Missouri to photograph wild animals and places for more than 20 years.

MPF is selling copies of Missouri, ... Details
The ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornate ornata) is more strikingly patterned than the more common three-toed box turtle and its habitat is restricted largely to prairies and open brushy areas. These mostly insectivorous reptiles can live up to 30 years; some individuals have been found to have a home range comprising about five acres. Prairie protection is critical for the continued survival of these terrestrial turtles.
For students with a valid ID. Students can signal their interest in and commitment to prairie conservation with this special membership level.
The stately northern harrier (Circus cyaneus) forages by flying over prairies and fields within a few meters of the ground, hovering over one spot and plunging feet-first into vegetation to capture prey. This 18 to 22 inch raptor has a wingspan of 40 to 47 inches; the female is brown and streaked below; males are gray above and white below. This bird of prey migrates through Missouri where it is an uncommon winter resident.
Pale purple coneflowers (Echinacea pallida) are restricted to prairies and some other native grassland communities. As the flower in the Missouri Prairie Foundation logo, the pale purple coneflower represents the great diversity of native plants—as many of 800 species—that occur on Missouri’s remaining prairies and on which many prairie invertebrates and other species depend.
The Henslow’s sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) is a 5-inch summer resident of prairies that favors tall, dense grass, a dense litter layer, and standing dead vegetation. The Henslow's sparrow has been identified as the highest priority for grassland bird conservation in eastern and midwestern North America by Partners in Flight (PIF), a cooperative effort of many organizations dedicated to bird conservation. Prairie conservation is crucial for their survival.
Once covering 15 million acres of Missouri, today there are fewer than 60,000 scattered acres of original, unplowed prairie in Missouri. Sunrises over these precious tracts of prairie are special indeed and to be cherished.
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Now you can pay for your membership in monthly installments! Choose your member level:
• Coneflower member: Monthly membership amount: $3
• Henslow’s Sparrow member: Monthly membership amount: $5
• Ornate Box Turtle: Monthly membership amount: $9
• Northern Harrier: Monthly membership amount: $20
• Prairie Sunrise: Monthly membership amount: $42
Native Plants of the Midwest, by Alan Branhagan, features the best native plants in the heartland and offers clear and concise guidance on how to use them in the garden. Plant profiles for more than 500 species of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, and annuals contain the common and botanical names, growing information, tips on using the plant in a landscape, and advice on related plants. You'll learn how to select the right plant and how to design with native... Details
A comprehensive book illustrating the specific relationships between native pollinators, beneficial insects, and native plants. Organized by plant communities, the book profiles over 65 perennial native plants of the Midwest, Great Lakes region, Northeast and southern Canada and the pollinators, beneficial insects and flower visitors the plants attract.

With its easy-to-use format, the book provides the reader with information on how to attract, plant for and identify... Details
The conflict between scientific observation and poetry, reflections on abolition, transcendental philosophy, other concerns are explored in this superb general selection from Thoreau's voluminous Journal. Edited by Odell Shepard.
Midwestern gardeners and landscapers are becoming increasingly attracted to noninvasive regional native wildflowers and plants over popular nonnative species. The Midwestern Native Garden offers viable alternatives to both amateurs and professionals, whether they are considering adding a few native plants or intending to go native all the way. Native plants improve air and water quality, reduce use of pesticides, and provide vital food and reproductive sites to birds and butterflies, ... Details
Illustrated by Cathy Morrison

A wild prairie is a lively place in this rhythmic romp with munchers and crunchers above and below the grasses so thick, and fires that flare, and rains that quench—and always the prairie grows green. Back matter offers information and activities for a fuller appreciation of this marvelous, disappearing habitat.

Paperback – 32 pages
The tallgrass prairie of the early 1800s, a beautiful and seemingly endless landscape of wildflowers and grasses, is now a tiny remnant of its former expanse. As a literary landscape, with much of the American environmental imagination focused on a mainstream notion of more spectacular examples of wild beauty, tallgrass is even more neglected. Prairie author and advocate John T. Price wondered what it would take to restore tallgrass prairie to its rightful place at the center of our... Details
Writings collected by Lee Stetson.

This collection of John Muir's most exciting adventures represents some of his finest writing. Each adventure shows the extent to which Muir courted and faced danger, living wildly throughout his life. From the famous avalanche ride off the rim of Yosemite Valley, to his night spent riding out a windstorm at the top of a tree, to death-defying falls on Alaskan glaciers, the renowned outdoorsman's exploits are related in passages that... Details
Only John Muir himself can put words to paper like this, filling this collection with twenty-three episodes of exuberant discovery. From his encounter with the delicate orchid that launches his writing career to climbs of Mounts Whitney, Shasta and Rainier that prove to him that no mountain can kill him, the famed naturalist embraces all things wild in accounts that are exciting, enchanting, and downright humorous. Whether skinny-dipping in the Great Salt Lake, penning a letter in... Details