Grow Native! Master Class: Native Shrubs of the Lower Midwest with Alan Branhagen

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Designing with, Maintaining, and Enjoying Native Shrubs of the Lower Midwest. This program is a guide for those who wish to enrich their gardens or landscapes with native shrubs, and create an aesthetic that captures their spirit of our place in the Lower Midwest. The program will explore how to effectively use native shrubs to […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Reflections on Urban Native Gardening with Cody Hayo

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Reflections on Urban Native Gardening: Practical Advice for Homeowners as well as Beginning Professionals Cody Hayo will discuss the rewards and challenges of starting and operating a native plant focused landscaping business in an urban area. Cody will highlight case studies over five years in gardens ranging in size from 10 square feet to 10,000 […]

Grow Native! Master Class: Gardening on the Rocks with Scott Woodbury

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Rock gardens, boulders, rocky or gravelly soils and stone walls are great places to grow native plants that need excessively well-drained and dry sites. Plants that are normally shy performers like harebell, fire pink, glade coneflower, wild hyacinth and shooting star, suddenly become super stars in rocky gardens. If you are lucky enough to live […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Monarch Population Trends, Conservation & Climate Change

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Join us to learn the latest news about the status of monarch butterflies and how you can be part of the nationwide effort to conserve monarchs and their breathtaking migration. Dr. Chip Taylor, who has been researching monarchs for decades, will share population trends and how they are affected by climate change. He will also […]

Earth Day Special Webinar: Keeping our Water Healthy: Native Plants and Watersheds Panel

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Learn about native plants and water quality from a panel of professionals, Ronda Burnett, Dale Blevins, and Dr. Lisa Shulte Moore, as they break down the steps all of us can take to keep watersheds healthy. The webinar will begin with Stream Teams United's new educational video, and the panelists, moderated by Stream Teams United […]

MPF Webinar: Bicycling with Butterflies with Author Sara Dykman

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In 2017 Sara Dykman became the first person to follow the eastern population of monarch butterflies on their roundtrip, multinational, multigenerational migration. From Mexico to Canada and back, her 10,201 mile adventure,on a beat-up bicycle , was a call to action. “The monarchs need us,” Dykman explained, “they can’t call politicians to demand healthy prairies […]

MPF Master Class: Bumble Bees of Missouri with Katie Lamke

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Learn about the biology of bumble bees and how to identify the common species you might encounter. This class will also introduce the Missouri Bumble Bee Atlas, a statewide community science project aimed at tracking and conserving our state's native bumble bees. The master class, to be held via Zoom, will include 50 minutes of […]

MPF Webinar: Small Mammal Ecology with Dr. Sean Maher

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Small Mammal Ecology in a Fragmented Landscape The small mammals that occur in Missouri’s prairies reflect a combination of factors, including climate, habitat preference, and chance. This presentation will discuss prominent prairie small mammals, their impact on their habitats, and what their presence may signal. The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will be 45 […]

MPF Webinar: We did This – How Humans Created, Destroyed, and are Resurrecting America’s Tallgrass Prairies with Doug Ladd

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We’ll explore the origins of tallgrass prairies and how seemingly unrelated events across eons set the stage for humans to play a critical role in the genesis of these unique grasslands. We’ll also focus on the historical roots of prairie decline, and the potential for a regenerative future for prairies and people. The webinar, to […]

Grow Native! Webinar: 10 Steps to Moving Beyond Monarchs with Paula Diaz

Online Zoom Webinar

Planting milkweed to help monarchs? Excellent! Learn how you can support many other creatures we encounter through planting for pollinators. Attract native bees, butterflies, birds, and more by gardening with native host plants—including grasses, sedges, wildflowers, vines, shrubs, and trees. The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will be 45 minutes including a question and […]

MPF Webinar: Shorebirds of the Prairies with Doug Helmers

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You don't need to travel to a far beach coast to see shorebirds! These migrating birds make many stops in Missouri and all throughout the Central and Mississippi flyways, including in our prairies. Learn about the shorebirds you might find, and the habitat critical to their successful migration. The webinar, to be held via Zoom, […]