Native bee field group at MPF’s Golden Prairie Bioblitz. Photo: Noppadol Paothong

Prairie and People

Articles in the Missouri Prairie Journal

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Mills, Mark S., Darrin Welchert, and Jordan Meyer. 2016. The Hills are Alive with Herps. Missouri Prairie Journal 37(1): 20-23.

Plants and Humans (Gardening, Food and Medicine)

From Prairie Foe to Friend, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2020

Grow Native! Turns 20, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2020

Grow Native! Native Foliage in Autumn, Vol. 40, No. 3 & 4, 2019

Grow Native! Wasps: Allies in the Garden, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2019

My Lifelong Love of Grasslands, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2019

Grow Native! Front Yard Formal: A Way to Middle Ground, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2019

Grow Native! Defending against Deer and Rabbits, Vol. 28, No. 3&4, 2018

Grow Native! Fantastic Moths and Their Woody Host Plants, Vol. 39, No. 3 & 4, 2018

Grow Native! Thankful for Flies in the Garden, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2018

Grow Native! Native Landscaping for Skippers, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2018

Grow Native! Winning Native Plant Combinations, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2017

Grow Native! Native Alternatives to Bush Honeysuckle, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2017

New Buffalograss Cultivar for Lawns (pg. 28), Vol. 38, No. 1, 2017

Grow Native! Gardening for Bumble Bees, Vol. 37, No. 3 & 4, 2016

Grow Native! Gardening for Monarchs, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2016

Grow Native! Integrating Natives into a Non-Native, Traditional Landscape, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2016

Harnessing Prairie Plant Potential for Human Needs, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2015

Grow Native! Common Native Medicinal and Edible Plants, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2015

Grow Native! Native Plants for Flower Arrangements, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2015

Grow Native! Native Plant Container Gardening, Vol. 35, Nos. 3 & 4, 2014

Grow Native! Missouri’s Native Aquatics, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2014

Grow Native! Landscaping with Native Small Trees, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2014

Grow Native! It Starts with a Plant, Vol. 34, No. 3 & 4, 2013

Grow Native! Gardening with Native Vines, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2013

Grow Native! Establishing a Prairie Border Garden, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013

Grow Native! Achieving Balance with Native Landscaping, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2012

Grow Native! Gardening with Native Sedges, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Grow Native! for Water Quality, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

Prairie Gardening with Propagated Plants, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2009

 

Prairie History

A Culture of Prairie Conservation, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2020

To Put Out Fire, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2019

Ancient Players, New Game: The Origins of Our Tallgrass Prairies, Vol. 39, No. 3 & 4, 2018

The Pioneer Days of Golden Prairie, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2015

Creating a Prairie Map of Missouri, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2011

The Presettlement Prairie in the Kansas City Region (Jackson County, Missouri), Vol. 6, 1985

Presettlement Prairie of Missouri, Missouri Department of Conservation, 1982

Early Prairies of St. Louis City, Vol. 2, 1981

 

Prairie Policy

Research and Policy Priorities for Conserving America’s Grasslands and Prairies, Vol. 40, No. 3 & 4, 2019

Climate Change, Biodiversity, and the Importance of Prairie Conservation, Vol. 40, No. 3 & 4, 2019

 

Grassland and Natural Communities & Prairie Soils

Microbial Community Structure in Missouri Prairie Soils, Vol. 39, No. 3 & 4, 2018

Invasive Species Control for Prairie and Native Grassland Conservation, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2018

Invasive Plants Affect Soil Biology, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2018

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Missouri Grasslands, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2017

Prairie Soil Health: A Benchmark for Better Land Management, Vol. 35, No. 3 & 4, 2014

Healing and Building Soil on Prairie Birthday Farm, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2008

 

Prairie Bioenergy

Prairie Power: Roeslein Alternative Energy Moves Toward Horizon 2, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2019

From Grassland Restoration to Renewable Energy, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2014

Biomass Crop Assistance Program, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2011

 

Plant Species and Plant Communities

Invasive Species Control for Prairie and Native Grassland Conservation, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2018

Cryptogamic Flora of Northwestern Missouri, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2017

Grow Native! Missouri’s Native Aquatics, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2014

Cantrell: The Milkweed Connection Part Three – Advancing the Conservation Efforts of a Species with an Outdoor Learning Station, Vol 33, No. 3, 2012

Species of Conservation Concern Found on MPF Prairies, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2012

Cantrell: The Milkweed Connection Part Two – Using an Outdoor Learning Station, Vol 33, No. 2, 2012

Cantrell: The Milkweed Connection Part One – Establishing an Outdoor Learning Station, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

Missouri’s Largest Remaining Wet Prairie: Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

Kingdom of Cord Grass, Emerald World of Sedge: Pershing State Park’s Locust Creek Prairie, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

Adaptations of Prairie Cord Grass to Wet Soils, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

The Missouri River Mitigation Project, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

Prairie Milkweeds, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010

Special Package Delivery: Milkweed Pollination, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010

The Hosts with the Most: How Good are Plant Pollinator Hosts?, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2009

Best Management Practices for Problem Plants, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2009

Missouri’s Thistles, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2007

 

Prairie Natural Communities

To Put Out Fire, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2019

Ancient Players, New Game: The Origins of Our Tallgrass Prairies, Vol. 39, No. 3 & 4, 2018

Inventory of Missouri’s Private Tallgrass Prairies, Vol. 38, No. 3 & 4, 2017

Grow Native! Native Plants for Erosion Control, Vol. 36, No. 3 & 4, 2015

Harnessing Prairie Plant Potential for Human Needs, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2015

Military Training and Natural Resources, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2015

Mapping Missouri’s Glades, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2015

Prairie Streams, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2014

Sand Prairies of the Bootheel, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013

Value of Grassland Shrubs, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013

In Washington Irving’s Footsteps: Marmaton River Bottoms Wet Prairie, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Osage Confluence Prairie Wetlands, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Chloe Lowry Marsh Natural Area, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Sedges and Water Quality at Little Bean Marsh, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Missouri’s Rivers of Grass: Prairie Swales and Bottomlands, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2012

Coppermine Hollow Glade: A native grassland gem in the Ozarks, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011

The Case for Prairie Biodiversity, Vol. 31, No. 3 & 4, 2010

Teeming with Life, Vol. 31, No. 3 & 4, 2010

To Classify Conserve Missouri’s Prairie Natural Communities, Vol. 31, No. 3 & 4, 2010

Biodiversity Snapshot: Penn-Sylvania Prairie, Vol. 31, No. 3 & 4, 2010

Prairie Milkweeds, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010

Walking the Line for Mead’s Milkweed, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010

Best Management Practices for Problem Plants, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2009

MPF Glade Tour: Hikers See Stunning Wildflower Displays, Vol. 29, No. 3 & 4, 2008

Students Persevere for Big Bluestem, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2007

 

Other Natural Communities

Inviting Country – Savannas and Woodlands of Northern Missouri, Vol. 34, No. 3 & 4, 2013

Northern Missouri’s Grand Savanna and Woodland Plan, Vol. 34, No. 3 & 4, 2013

Couldn’t See All the Woodland and Savanna for the Trees, Vol. 34, No. 3 & 4, 2013

Roeslein Farms Savanna Restoration, Vol. 34, No. 3 & 4, 2013

Aquatic Jewels Among the Oaks, Vol. 34, No. 3 & 4, 2013

 

Livestock Forage

The Origin of Osage Orange Hedgerows, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2017

Grass-finished Beef News (pg. 27), Vol. 38, No. 1, 2017

Summer Grazing, Vol. 37, No. 3 & 4, 2016

Summer Grazing and Economics of Weed Control in Forage Management, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2016

Establishing Native Pasture with a Cover Crop Cocktail, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2016

What’s Good for the Birds is also Good for the Beef, Vol. 36 (pg 25), No. 3 & 4, 2015

Native Warm-Season Grass Grazing Research, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2015

Value of Grassland Shrubs, Grass-fed Beef, Buying Herbicides, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013

Pasture Conversion and Control of Invasives, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013

Bloat-Free Legumes Show Pasture Potential, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Grazing Horses on Prairie, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2012

Haying and Grazing for Livestock Production and Wildlife, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2011

Grassland Management with Fire and Grazing, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2011

 

Education on the Prairie with Jeff Cantrell

Cantrell: Prairies are a Suitable Learning Stage for the Five Es: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2020

Cantrell: Priming Teachers for Field Trips, Vol. 40, No. 3 & 4, 2019

Cantrell: Spiders: Inquiry to Food Chains, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2019

Cantrell: Real Data, Real Subjects, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2019

Cantrell: Silphium Survey, Vol. 39, No. 3 & 4, 2018

Cantrell: The Northern Flicker, a Woodpecker Calling the Prairie Home, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2018

Cantrell: Nature Viewing and Economics, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2018

Cantrell: Building Land Relations – Conservation Heroes and Pioneers Part 3, Vol. 38, No. 3 & 4, 2017

Cantrell: Help Your Child to Wonder on a Grassland Level – Conservation Heroes and Pioneers Part 2, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2017

Cantrell: A Land Ethic Reflection – Conservation Heroes and Pioneers Part 1, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2017

Cantrell: Feathered Curricular Connections to Literature Part 3, Vol. 37, No. 3 & 4, 2016

Cantrell: Feathered Curricular Connections to Literature Part 2, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2016

Cantrell: Feathered Curricular Connections to Literature Part 1, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2016

Cantrell: Species Study – Voles, Vol. 36, No. 3 & 4, 2015

Cantrell: A Closer Look at Color, Part II, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2015

Cantrell: The Winter Photo Journal, Vol. 35, No. 3 & 4, 2014

Cantrell: Sound Mapping, Vol. 34, No. 3 & 4, 2014

Cantrell: Eastern Meadowlark, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2014

Cantrell: Ornate Postcards (Ornate Box Turtle), Vol. 35, No. 2, 2014

Cantrell: Remembering the Dough Birds, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2014

Cantrell: Traveling with a Purpose – Seed Dispersal on a Prairie, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2013

Cantrell: Contributing and Learning as We Go – taking part in a raptor survey, Vol. 32, No. 3 & 4, 2011

Cantrell: Capturing Solitude, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2011

 

Interviews

Interview with Dr. Peter Raven, Vol. 40, No. 3 & 4, 2019

Interview with Steven Apfelbaum, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2018

Interview with Dr. Jake Jungers, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2015