Grow Native! Webinar: Woodland & Forest Health for Landowners in the Lower Midwest

This webinar will focus on common insect, disease, and weather issues affecting oak-dominated forests in the lower Midwest. Register Here Robbie Doerhoff is the Forest Entomologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation. She received both her BS and MS in Biology from Truman State University, studying Belizean katydids for her thesis. Robbie is originally from […]

MPF Board Meeting


MPF board meetings are open to members. January's meeting will be help via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please let us know by calling 888-843-6739 or sending a message to  

Winter Raptor Field Trip to Penn-Sylvania Prairie with Jeff Cantrell

Penn-Sylvania Prairie

Naturalist and MPF technical advisor Jeff Cantrell will lead a programs on winter raptors MPF’s Penn-Sylvania Prairie. Groups may witness short-eared owls feeding and displaying at twilight. Native prairie is important habitat for many birds of prey, and sightings of northern harriers, bald eagles, and rough-legged hawks are a possibility before the daylight dwindles to […]

Save the Date: Native by Design

Lewis and Clark Community College 600 Troy Road, Edwardsville

What: Native by Design, a project of the Grow Native! Southwest Illinois Event Committee When: March 4, 2022 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: The Leclaire Room at the N.O. Nelson Campus of Lewis and Clark Community College, 600 Troy Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025 Who: Enjoy Keynote speakers Nadia Navarrete-Tindall and James Faupel talking about […]

Girl Scouts Prairie Day – Carver Prairie

Carver Prairie Lark Rd, Newton County

Visit Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Carver Prairie near Diamond, MO for nature journaling activities. Learn about maps, nature journaling, prairie artwork, plant and animal ID, and more. 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. will be geared towards grades K-5, and 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. will be geared towards grades 6-12. Feel free to bring a sack […]

Girl Scout Prairie Day – Vernon County

Visit Missouri Prairie Foundation properties in Vernon County for an afternoon of outdoor exploration and artistic expression! Learn about Missouri’s unique prairie ecosystems, threats to these rare grasslands, and learn to appreciate them through nature journaling and sketching. We’ll look at the plant and animal life on the prairies, and document our findings for citizen […]

Girl Scouts Prairie Day – Pettis County

Drovers' Prairie

Explore a Pettis County prairie during spring bird migration! We will survey the prairie for plant and animal life, taking note of what we see to be submitted to citizen science databases, and learn about nature journaling and art. 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. will be geared towards grades K-5, and 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 […]