The Rae Letsinger Prairie

The Rae Letsinger Prairie

By Carol Davit, MPF Executive Director MPF’s most recent prairie acquisition is named for Mr. Rae Letsinger, whose sister Joan Letsinger purchased naming rights this year to honor her brother. Her generous contribution will support future prairie protection efforts....
Wait! Don’t Kill that Thistle!

Wait! Don’t Kill that Thistle!

By Tim Smith, adapted from his “Missouri’s Thistles” Missouri Prairie Journal article Photo: Great-spangled fritillary on a Field Thistle (Cirsium discolor) by Bruce Schuette   Blooming now in prairies, along roadsides, disturbed fields, and...
Plant Conservatism & CC Values

Plant Conservatism & CC Values

By Carol Davit, Executive Director, Missouri Prairie Foundation  Photo: Penn-Sylvania Prairie by Bruce Schuette   The concept of plant species conservatism was developed for Missouri flora by Doug Ladd, formerly director of conservation science for The Nature...
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