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  • monarchs » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    enter on your keyboard Posts tagged monarchs Susan Lordi Marker Monarch Match for 2016 Posted January 31 2016 at 4 48 pm Artist and MPF member Susan Lordi Marker of Kansas City will match up to 7 500 in gifts for her 2016 Monarch Match Gifts of all amounts are welcome with a deadline to be received by September 30 2016 about the time that monarchs will be migrating to

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/tag/monarchs/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Susan Lordi Marker $5,000 Monarch Challenge for 2015  » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    20 2015 at 3 30 pm Artist and MPF member Susan Lordi Marker of Kansas City is donating 5 000 to MPF in 2015 and challenges other prairie supporters to match her gift Gifts of all amounts are welcome to match and even exceed Lordi Marker s 5 000 Like so many other MPF members and supporters said Lordi Marker I am extremely concerned with the dramatic decline of monarch butterflies as well as the rarity of our rich prairies that provide habitat for monarchs and thousands of plants pollinators and other insects and animals So I decided to do something about it and I hope you will join me We need prairies for the critical role they fill in our ecosystem but also as creative human beings said Lordi Marker we can enrich our lives by just the experience of being in the prairie walking listening observing As an artist the prairie is my inspiration to create to be surrounded in an environment alive with color texture moving shapes sounds and scents all at once It is truly an experience for all the senses For me the prairie is good for the soul To make a Monarch Challenge gift

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2015/05/20/susan-lordi-marker-5000-monarch-challenge-for-2015/ (2016-02-10)
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  • monarch » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    and press enter on your keyboard Posts tagged monarch Monarch and Milkweed Resources Posted January 31 2016 at 4 45 pm Citizens in Missouri and far beyond are concerned about the dramatic drop in monarch butterfly populations which is due in large part to the decline of the monarch butterfly caterpillar host plants milkweed species Asclepias across its North American migratory route Plants that provide nectar sources for adult butterflies

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  • Monarch and Milkweed Resources » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    critical importance Learn the basic facts about monarchs in this Monarch Fact Sheet compiled with information from Monarch Watch and Monarch Joint Venture courtesy of Missouri Master Naturalists Confluence Chapter Fact sheet includes a monarch butterfly migration map You can also get information on milkweed seed collecting If you are a Spanish speaker or know Spanish speakers share with them this Monarch and Milkweed Fact Sheet in Spanish written by Dr Nadia Navarrete Tindall of Lincoln University s Cooperative Extension Help the Missouri Prairie Foundation conserve the prairies it owns MPF owns 18 tracts of prairie totaling more than 3 000 acres prairie which provide habitat for at least 11 species of milkweed and dozens of nectar plants You can help MPF protect this monarch habitat by participating in the 2015 Susan Lordi Marker Monarch Challenge Plant milkweeds and nectar plants and seeds The following plants are linked to descriptive pages about each species from the Missouri Prairie Foundation s Grow Native Native Plant Database The following milkweed species native to Missouri are particularly important for monarchs marsh swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata common milkweed Asclepias syriaca and butterfly milkweed Asclepius tuberosa A few of the many nectar plants that are important to monarchs and many other insect species are eastern blazing star Liatris scariosa New England aster Symphyotrichum novae angliae showy goldenrod Solidago speciosa and purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea You can purchase seeds and plants of these species from Grow Native Professional Members who are retail garden centers nurseries or see producers Find seed plant vendors at http grownative org resource guide and note which businesses sell retail wholesale and or mail order If you are a retail garden center and want to buy native milkweed plants from wholesalers contact a Grow Native wholesaler and ask to buy milkweed plants

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2015/09/08/monarch-and-milkweed-resources/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Missouri Prairie Foundation Bestows 18 Prairie and Native Plant Pioneer Awards in 2015 » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Conservation Now in its 6th edition the book has sold more than 100 000 copies and has introduced thousands of people to the beauty and wonder of Missouri s native plants Denison was born in Stuttgart Germany in 1904 and acquired an early interest in nature on frequent trips to Switzerland with his father He immigrated to St Louis in 1927 In America he continued to study nature and share his knowledge with others He planted more than 1 000 species in his personal garden in Kirkwood Denison was a founding member of the Missouri Native Plant Society and wrote many articles for its publication Missouriensis He was also active in the Missouri Prairie Foundation which named one of its prairies in Barton County the Edgar and Ruth Denison Prairie in honor of him and his wife HENRY EILERS started the H E Nursery in Litchfield Illinois in 1965 where he could apply his passion for horticulture and native plants as a profession He was born in East Friesland Germany in 1934 where his parents were dairy farmers He credits his mother for giving him a love of wildflowers and nature After high school he attended a horticultural trade school and then found work as a greenhouse manager In 1955 Eilers immigrated to the United States and had various jobs in Litchfield Illinois until he decided to start his own business As a nurseryman he discovered and cultivated a selection of native sweet coneflower which has become popular in horticulture Rudbeckia subtomentosa Henry Eilers He is an ardent advocate for protecting native plants in their natural settings as well as for their use in horticulture He spent 25 years convincing the City of Litchfield to preserve a tract of woodland and prairie His success in that endeavor led to what is now the 266 acre Henry Eilers Shoal Creek Conservation Area which provides habitat for 700 species of plants CINDY GILBERG deceased pursued a passion for horticulture and received a degree in ornamental horticulture from the University of Missouri Columbia She fine tuned the art of gardening as co owner of Gilberg Perennial Farms a garden center that offered a wide array of unusual hard to find perennials Starting in 1993 Gilberg began working with and for Shaw Nature Reserve on a variety of plant education endeavors and also worked there designing installing and maintaining native plantings In recent years Gilberg was a native landscaping consultant assisting people with landscape design stormwater management native plant landscaping and the creation of habitat gardens She was a past president of the Greater St Louis Horticulture Co op Midwest Director for the Perennial Plant Association and a Grow Native professional member Gilberg s ideas on native plants and landscaping were chronicled over the past decade through regular contributions to the Native Plant School Newsletter Gateway Gardener Healthy Planet the Kansas City Gardener Missouri Ruralist and Ozark Living She taught many horticulture classes both residential and commercial over the past 30 years Gilberg worked hard using her abundant talents to teach people about the use of native plants and to help professionals and amateurs work confidently with them REX AND AMY HAMILTON began harvesting cleaning and selling native warm season grass seed in 1981 When the Conservation Reserve Program in the mid 1980s created more demand for native grasses in an effort to reduce soil erosion the Hamiltons spent more time harvesting in the fields and took greater note of the wildflowers They began harvesting forb seeds by hand in 1987 Soon the Hamiltons began selling seeds and bare root plants through a mail order operation numbering among the few sources in Missouri for consumers to purchase reliably good pure native plants and seed Throughout the years the Hamiltons have promoted the restoration of prairie landscapes and have lent their voices to agencies and committees working to improve the quality of Missouri s native plant materials They encourage the expanse of grasslands to restore degraded landscapes and benefit wildlife and educate livestock producers about the benefits of native grasses as forage Their business has expanded into a family operation that now includes their grown children The Hamiltons increasingly reach out to the public through their website e newsletters field days and more to help others successfully plant and manage natives in landscapes large and small GREG HOSS was a forester with the Missouri Department of Conservation now retired who had a deep interest in native plants especially their propagation and management During the last ten years of his career Hoss supervised the George White State Nursery Under his leadership the nursery phased out the production of exotic and non native plants in favor of natives and expanded the inventory to include many additional species of natives shrubs as well as trees such as spicebush pawpaw corkwood and Carolina buckthorn Where possible Hoss obtained seed from Missouri sources He cooperated on special projects with Missouri Department of Conservation area managers and other professionals at the Missouri Botanical Garden and Shaw Nature Reserve to raise plants such as native cane and prairie cordgrass for special projects He promoted special low cost plant bundles of several native species that made it practical for small landowners and suburban dwellers to plant native trees and shrubs on their property Every year the nursery provided a native tree to every fourth grader in Missouri Over his career Hoss oversaw the production of millions of native trees shrubs and many grasses and forbs which have enhanced Missouri s landscape and benefitted wildlife and the public WAYNE LOVELACE pioneered the nursery production and wholesale retail availability of an extensive list of Missouri native woody plants particularly the Quercus oak genus through his work at the Forrest Keeling Nursery in Elsberry MO In the aftermath of the massive tree death caused by the 1993 Midwest floods Lovelace was spurred to develop something better than conventional bare root stock material with its low survival rates and slow growth for the massive replanting at hand

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2015/12/21/missouri-prairie-foundation-bestows-18-prairie-and-native-plant-pioneer-awards-in-2015/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Keep Calm and Prairie On » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Missouri Monarch and Pollinator Conservation Collaborative whereby MPF met more than a dozen times with partners to form this new collaborative and begin designing a statewide plan Gave away more than 6 000 native milkweed and nectar plants to groups and individuals to help monarch butterflies thanks to a Missouri Department of Conservation grant Amplified prairie advocacy in numerous ways including MPF s Executive Director Carol Davit delivering a TEDx talk on the importance of prairie and the opening keynote address at the America s Grasslands conference in Colorado Funded a botanical survey of MPF s La Petite Gemme Prairie conducted by the Institute for Botanical Training IBT which found the prairie on a ¼ meter basis to have the highest native plant diversity anywhere in the state IBT has ever surveyed MPF also funded botanical surveys of its Pleasant Run Creek Prairie and Linden s Prairie Funded a pollinator survey at MPF s Pleasant Run Creek Prairie and administered a grant that funded a study of insects at two conservation areas and the development of an insect scorecard for land managers to evaluate grassland reconstructions and restorations Carried out our third full year of the Grow Native program during which we completed a 2016 2021 strategic plan held workshops in Independence Gerald and Kirkwood MO commissioned a native bioswale design for George Owen Nature Park produced articles for gardening publications and Top Ten natives lists organized a successful Grow Native professional member meeting recognized the program s 15th anniversary and much more Awarded a Prairie Gardens Grant to the Environmental Action Committee Warrensburg Organized events free and open to the public including MPF s Sixth Annual Prairie BioBlitz at La Petite Gemme Prairie and a raptor program Produced three issues of the Missouri Prairie Journal sent to members elected

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2015/12/01/keep-calm-and-prairie-on/ (2016-02-10)
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  • News » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    9 17 pm Earlier in 2015 MPF s Executive Director Carol Davit gave a presentation at TEDx Gateway Arch Listen to her make the case for prairie conservation Posted in News Apply for MPF s Prairie Garden Grant Posted November 16 2015 at 1 36 am The application deadline is March 24 2016 and the awardees will be announced on April 4 2016 Full details and the online application can be found here Posted in News Conserving Grassland Masterpieces Posted October 16 2015 at 2 34 pm Guest Conservation Federation of Missouri blog post by MPF Executive Director Carol Davit Read more Posted in News Monarch and Milkweed Resources Posted September 8 2015 at 12 24 am Citizens in Missouri and far beyond are concerned about the dramatic drop in monarch butterfly populations which is due in large part to the decline of the monarch butterfly caterpillar host plants milkweed species Asclepias across its North American migratory route Plants that provide nectar sources for adult butterflies as well as many many other beneficial Posted in News MPF s Carol Davit on National Public Radio Posted September 7 2015 at 10 52 pm Tune in here to listen to a Morning

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/news/page/2/ (2016-02-10)
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  • June 4: 7th Annual MPF Prairie BioBlitz at Linden’s Prairie » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    s Prairie Our Prairies Grow Native Education and Outreach Prairie Management Membership To receive news form MPF please enter your email address above and press enter on your keyboard Jun 4 June 4 7th Annual MPF Prairie BioBlitz at Linden s Prairie Linden s Prairie County Road 2120 Mount Vernon MO 65712 More information Save the date and learn more about Linden s Prairie here More details to come Home

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/june-4-7th-annual-mpf-prairie-bioblitz-at-lindens-prairie/ (2016-02-10)
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