Cloudless Sulphur Butterflies Active in Late Summer

Cloudless Sulphur Butterflies Active in Late Summer

By Bruce Schuette, MPF’s Vice President of Science and Management  Photo: Adult cloudless sulphur by Bruce Schuette  The epic migration of the monarch butterfly between eastern North America and Mexico is well known. There are other butterflies that migrate too....
Missouri Prairie Foundation Bestows 2020 Awards

Missouri Prairie Foundation Bestows 2020 Awards

The 54-year-old prairie conservation organization and land trust honored champions of prairie conservation on August 28 during its virtual Annual Dinner. The Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Annual Dinner, held virtually on August 28, 2020, is a celebration of Missouri’s...
Missouri Prairie Sounds

Missouri Prairie Sounds

  Thank you to our partners at the Missouri Department of Conservation for providing this sound recording of Missouri Tallgrass Prairie. You will hear many different sounds, and feel like you are walking through one of our many prairies across the state. Some of...
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...
Missouri Prairie Foundation Bestows 2020 Awards

MPF’s Virtual Annual Dinner to be held August 28, 2020

The 54-year-old prairie conservation organization and land trust welcomes everyone to this free event to celebrate Missouri’s prairies. Jefferson City, MO (August 18, 2020)—The Missouri Prairie Foundation’s (MPF’s) Annual Dinner, traditionally held in August, is a...
Missouri Prairie Foundation Bestows 2020 Awards

View Past Webinars on the MPF YouTube Channel

The Missouri Prairie Foundation and Grow Native! webinars are now available for viewing on the MO Prairie YouTube Channel. Follow us on YouTube to see the latest videos!   Bruce Schuette: The Conservation Significance of Missouri’s Prairies Mike Leahy: A...
Regal Fritillaries Active in the Summertime

Regal Fritillaries Active in the Summertime

By Carol Davit, Executive Director, Missouri Prairie Foundation Photo: Regal fritillary on pale purple coneflower by Allen Woodliffe When visiting original, unplowed prairies in July, you may see this large, beautiful butterfly flying over the landscape and nectaring...