MPF Hike to Union Ridge Conservation Area and Morris Prairie Natural Area
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Join hike leader Ryan Jones, Wildlife Management Biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation, on a walking tour along a mile-long field road to experience a spring-burned savanna, as well as woodland and oak forest at Union Ridge Conservation Area near Green Castle, MO (22 miles west of Kirksville). After a few hours at Union Ridge, the group will travel by car about 14 miles to Morris Prairie Natural Area, for a short walk on one of the most biologically diverse original prairie remnants in northeastern Missouri. Bring a sack lunch and water. Dress for the field and bring sun and tick protection. Limited to 30. Free, but please register here.
Morris Prairie Natural Area. Photo: Krista Noel
Union Ridge Conservation Area savanna. Photo: Ryan Jones