MPF Webinar: Contemporary Art and the Prairie

Online Zoom Webinar

Join us for an exciting panel discussion that brings together the communities of the Missouri Prairie Foundation and the Kansas City Art Institute in a shared passion for the landscapes within which we reside. This conversation, moderated by Missouri Prairie Foundation Executive Director, Carol Davit, features three Midwest artists, Julie Farstad (Kansas City, MO), Erin […]

MPF Board Meeting


MPF board meetings are open to members. October'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

Grow Native! Professional Member Conference – Virtual

Online Zoom Webinar

MPF’s Grow Native! program annually presents a conference to provide its professional members with continuing education on a wide variety of topics related to the native plant industry. This year’s virtual half-day conference is open to all. We have a diversity of topics to share in our one-half day conference, including keynote Dr. Doug Tallamy, […]

MPF Master Class: For the Birds: Monitoring Grassland Bird Populations & Why It Matters

Online Zoom Webinar

Learn about the science involved in documenting grassland bird population trends in Missouri, and why this work is crucial to their conservation, with Missouri River Bird Observatory. The master class, to be held via Zoom, will include 50 minutes of instruction with at least 10 minutes for a question and answer period via chat. A […]

FULL – Field Trip: Bellefontaine Fall Tree Walk

Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum 4947 W. Florissant Ave, St. Louis

***This field trip is now full! If you are interested in being added to the waitlist, please email or call 573-808-7007*** Fall tree walk through the cemetery and arboretum. Enjoy a fall walk on the beautiful grounds of historic Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum in St. Louis with Horticulture supervisor Michael Garrett or other staff. […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Natives, Cultivars, and “Nativars”

Online Zoom Webinar

Learn more about natives, cultivars, and "nativars" with Alan Branhagan and Carol Davit. The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will be 45 minutes including a question and answer session. The webinar will be recorded, and sent to all registrants as well as posted to our YouTube channel. Cost: Free Register Here Alan J. Branhagen is […]

Winter Raptor Field Trip to Denison Prairie with Jeff Cantrell

Denison Prairie

Naturalist and MPF technical advisor Jeff Cantrell will lead a program on winter raptors MPF’s Denison Prairie in Vernon County. 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 […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Where Do Native Plants Come From? with Mike Leahy

Online Zoom Webinar

All of the native plants that we use in landscaping endeavors in the lower Midwest have a rich natural history. They come from distinct natural communities, which are inter-related assemblages of flora, fauna, soils, regional climate, geologic history, and natural processes such as flooding or fire. Mike will present information on a wide variety of […]

MPF Webinar: Ozark Glade Ecology and Restoration Methods

Online Zoom Webinar

Glades are rocky openings in woodlands, similar in nature to a dry rocky prairie with a touch of southwestern desert. Learn about these fascinating native grassland communities of the Ozarks. Natural History Biologist Susan Farrington will discuss the special plants and animals of glades, how to recognize overgrown glades, and how to restore them. Register […]

Native Grassland Management Training

Schuette Prairie

MPF is offering a free training opportunity to the general public, specifically aimed at young people entering the field of natural resource management, to gain hands-on experience managing native grasslands (prairies, glades, open woodlands, and fens), with the goal to increase the pool of future professionals (and/or prairie and woodland landowners) who can manage and […]