MPF Webinar: The Role of Mycorrhizal Fungi in Prairie Remnants and Plantings with Dr. Alice Tipton

Zoom

Mycorrhizal fungi play an essential role in structuring plant communities, and this is particularly true for prairies. In this talk, Dr. Tipton will discuss how mycorrhizal fungi and plants interact, their importance in maintaining prairie plant communities, and how mycorrhizal fungal inoculation can act as a tool in prairie reconstruction. Cost: free. The webinar will […]

MPF Webinar: Winter Sparrows–A Challenge but a Joy! with Ethan Duke & Dana Ripper

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Join us to learn the basics of winter sparrow identification and ecology. We will touch on some of the more common backyard sparrows, then focus on the species that rely on Missouri’s prairies for wintering habitat. Often we think about prairie as crucial breeding habitat–which it is!–for a suite of species, but this essential ecosystem […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Gardening for Beneficial Insects with Ed Spevak

Zoom

Bumble bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, and many other beneficial insects move pollen from flower to flower, helping plants to produce seeds and fruit. Dr. Ed Spevak will explain the important relationship between the many beneficial insects buzzing around home gardens, and the native plants that rely on them to thrive. Cost: free. The webinar will […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Happy, Healthy Habitats with Paula Diaz

Zoom

Native gardens can be both functional and beautiful, but they don't have a strict set of rules. Why not use our time to enjoy our gardens rather than tame them? In this talk, Paula Diaz will help transition our brains from keeping "neat, tidy, and clean" gardens to "happy, healthy habitats." Cost: free. The webinar […]

MPF Master Class: Invasive Plant Management on Grasslands with Jerod Huebner

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MPF Director of Prairie Management Jerod Huebner will share information on how to manage invasive species on grasslands. Jerod will describe the invasive species that often encroach on grasslands, different methods of removal, and time of year to avoid further spreading. Cost: free to all MPF dues-paying members (including Grow Native! professional members) and $15 […]