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  • Jan 16: MPF Owl Outing » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    dark Wah Sha She Prairie near Asbury MO Jasper County Join naturalist and MPF technical advisor Jeff Cantrell for a free MPF in the field program on prairie raptors at Wah Sha She Prairie owned by The Nature Conservancy The group should be able to see short eared owls feeding and displaying at twilight However the group should also should encounter northern harriers bald eagles rough legged buteos and red

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/jan-16-mpf-owl-outing/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Nov 21: Grow Native! Workshop: Healthy Soil, Happy Pollinators, Huge Harvest » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Mike Arduser has studied native bees throughout the U S for over 30 years and has organized and taught courses on native bees for the U S Fish and Wildlife Service Washington University the University of Wisconsin The Nature Conservancy and the Missouri Botanical Garden He has authored and co authored a number of popular and scientific publications on bees and pollination ecology and identified bees for many pollination projects throughout the Midwest including on prairies owned by the Missouri Prairie Foundation Agenda Saturday November 21 2015 8 30 a m to 3 00 p m 8 30 a m Registration Coffee Visit Exhibitors 9 00 a m Welcome and Introductions 9 10 10 10 a m Soil Health is Not Rocket Science presentation by Ross Braun Learn key soil science concepts and simple methods to improve soil health 10 10 10 25 a m Break 10 25 11 25 a m What is Organic Farming presentation by Kris Larson Clarifying the process how it s scaled and how to make it work on your own land 11 25 11 40 a m Break 11 40 12 40 p m Native Plants Pollinators and Garden Productivity presentation by Mike Arduser How to make your vegetable garden come alive with beneficial insects 12 40 1 40 p m Lunch Visit Exhibitors 1 40 2 15 p m Panel Discussion and Q A all three presenters 2 15 3 00 p m Tours of the STLCC Meramec Horticulture Department 3 00 p m Workshop Concludes Parking Directions St Louis Community College Meramec campus 11333 Big Bend Road St Louis MO 63122 From the north 70 W to I 270 S Take exit 7 for Big Bend Rd Turn left onto Big Bend Rd Destination will be on the left From the west

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/grow-native-workshop-healthy-soil-happy-pollinators-huge-harvest/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Nov 6: MPF Annual Dinner » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    of Missouri Prairie Foundation s Grow Native program and will feature speaker Bruce Schuette presenting Natural Assets the Conservation Value of Prairie Remnants Bruce Schuette was the park naturalist at Cuivre River State Park for 36 years where he carried out ecosystem management species inventories collections monitoring research and nature education Schuette has served on the MPF board since January 2000 serving as Secretary from 2005 to 2012 and currently as Vice President of Science and Management Schuette is the recipient of the St Louis Audubon Conservationist of the Year Award in 2008 and in 2014 received the highest honor of the Missouri Native Plant Society the Julian A Steyermark Award Schedule of events 5 30 to 6 00 p m Social and drinks Two wine beer soft drink tickets included 6 00 p m Dinner with your choice of house smoked brisket with chef s barbecue sauce roasted potatoes and green beans almondine grilled maple ginger salmon filet rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables medley or portobello mushroom with vegetable stuffing rice pilaf and grilled seasonal vegetables All come with house salad and freshly baked rolls dessert iced tea and coffee service 7 00 p m Remarks and Native Plant

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/nov-6-mpf-annual-dinner/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Oct 17: Guided Hike of Mule Hollow Natural Area » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    your keyboard Oct 17 Oct 17 Guided Hike of Mule Hollow Natural Area 10 30am Saturday Oct 17 2015 Come explore the grasslands found on the dolomite glades and woodlands at Peck Ranch Conservation Area in Carter County Meet for this hike of Mule Hollow Natural Area within Peck Ranch led by MPF member and MDC Natural History Biologist Susan Farrington at the Peck Ranch Headquarters at 10 30 a m The hike will be off trail over rocky and rugged territory so wear appropriate ankle supporting hiking boots and bring a hiking stick as needed Be prepared for tick prevention as well Peck Ranch is affectionately known as Tick Ranch by local workers Duct tape is recommended for the seed ticks Bring plenty of water snacks and a sack lunch which the group will eat on the open glade with a lovely view The group will return to headquarters by 3 30 p m or so If you want to see the elk plan to stay until evening there is a good chance you ll be able to see them along the driving trail at Peck no guarantees though Registration is required and register early as the hike will

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/oct-17-guided-hike-of-mule-hollow-natural-area/ (2016-02-10)
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  • October 14: Americana in the Garden presents Brisa Marina » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Garden presents Brisa Marina 2400 S Scenic Ave Springfield MO United States 6 30pm 8 30pm Click here for full event announcement On October 14 at 6 30 p m as daylight runs lower in the evenings the Springfield Botanical Center looks forward to their last performance of their first season of outdoor concerts It will be up on the roof at the Botanical Center and features Brisa Marina a father son duo playing arrangements of classical Spanish and Americana music Their performance benefits the Kickapoo Edge Prairie one of five naturalized areas among the 20 themed gardens and 15 special collections in the Springfield Botanical Gardens located in the public park at 2400 S Scenic Ave in southwest Springfield Proceeds will be used to create a stroller wheelchair friendly paved trail through the Prairie Admission is a suggested donation of 10 for adults said Ric Mayer chair of the Friends of the Garden group that develops and maintains the Kickapoo Edge Prairie and a volunteer with the Missouri Prairie Foundation another nonprofit that is sponsoring the concert series Bring a lawn chair or blanket for more comfortable seating In case of inclement weather the concert will be held inside

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/october-14-americana-in-the-garden-presents-brisa-marina/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Oct 10: MPF Annual Meeting and Evening on the Prairie » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    up for a guided tour of a prairie by Donnie Nichols tours at 1 and 3 pm On Morton Prairie Primitive artisans demonstrating flintknapping bow making cordage making carving spinning weaving basketry atlatl and Dutch oven cooking with free samples Woodworking where kids can build a bird house or feeder to take home Hayrides Live reptiles mammal pelts stream table Bird banding Prairie walks Story telling Face painting Information tables on invasive species Hi Lonesome Chapter and Native Plant Society Two short programs offered two times each through out the day by Eric Fuemmeler Children s games Bird banding Wildflower walks Wagon tours Complimentary wine and cheese Quilt raffle Star gazing with telescopes Tent camping Early Sunday morning bird walk And much much more For more information visit the Missouri Master Naturalist Hi Lonesome Chapter Facebook page or call Roxanne at 660 620 9939 Events hosted by the Missouri Prairie Foundation and the Hi Lonesome Chapter of the Missouri Master Naturalists With participation from University of Missouri Extension Missouri Department of Conservation Benton County Tourism Commission Missouri Native Plant Society Missouri River Bird Observatory and other organizations MPF Annual Meeting and Awards 4 30 to 5 30 p m Evening

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/oct-10-mpf-annual-meeting-and-evening-on-the-prairie/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Sept 19: Glade Restoration and Converting Cropland and Fescue to Native Plantings » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    nurseries We have worked with and received cost share for these practices from the MO Dept of Conservation NRCS and Quail Forever Doug Kappelmann Directions Directions from Jefferson City MO Take Hwy 50 East to Drake MO intersection of Hwy 50 Hwy 19 and Hwy ZZ In Drake take Hwy ZZ to East Go 2 0 miles on Hwy ZZ and turn right onto Old State Rd gravel the turnoff at Old State Road is in the middle of a sharp left turn with arrow signs There are two gravel roads there Winter Road is hard to the right and Old State Road is the left road Go 4 miles on Old State Rd to white farmhouse and barn right along road Directions from I44 South Springfield Take Interstate 44 to Cuba MO and exit onto Hwy 19 North In Owensville turn right at stoplight onto MO Hwy 19 28 At next stoplight by Walmart turn left onto MO Hwy 19 Go 8 miles and turn left onto MO Hwy 19 50 Go 7 miles and turn right on MO Hwy 19 Go 100 ft and turn right onto Hwy ZZ See above for more Directions from I 44 North St Louis Take I44 S to Hwy 50 West Union Exit Go 24 8 miles to Gerald MO and take a right on Hwy Y Go 2 3 miles and turn left on Pin Oak Rd Go 2 8 miles and turn a left on Old State Rd Go 3 miles to white farm house and barn right on road It is really more of a fork in the road and you want to take the left fork which is straight ahead and uphill not the right fork which is to the right and downhill and is Pin Oak Directions from Interstate 70 Take Interstate 70 to Hwy 19 S Hermann exit Go 36 miles on Hwy 19 S and turn left on Hwy ZZ in Drake MO See Jeff City directions for more Presenters Quinn Long is an ecologist with the Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Missouri Botanical Garden where he works with conservation and restoration of rare plant species and natural communities He received a Ph D in Ecology from the University of Kansas researching limitations to plant diversity in prairie restorations His research interests include fire ecology invasive species and restoration of grassland savannah and woodland communities Quinn has 15 years of firsthand experience managing prairie plantings and restoring woodlands on his family property in northwestern Franklin County Adam Weiss is a natural community restoration practitioner and has always had a deep interest in the flora and fauna of the Ozark plateau and surrounding areas He presently manages multiple farms for native seed production restoration and wildlife purposes Adam also offers comprehensive ecological services through his business Prairie Roots Currently he is exploring the historical uses of native plants such as medicines foods textiles cleaning agents and dyes Adam will speak about glade habitat

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/september-19-glade-restoration-and-converting-cropland-and-fescue-to-native-plantings/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Sept 19: Native Plant Sale at MDC’s Monarch Mania Event (Kansas City) » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Department of Conservation Monarch Mania Event Anita B Gorman Conservation Discovery Center 4750 Troost Ave Kansas City MO 64110 The Discovery Center is partnering with the Missouri Prairie Foundation to offer a native plant sale to benefit monarchs Missouri Wildflower Nursery will be providing plants that are desired by monarchs and other wildlife and will look great in your home landscape New England Aster Buttonbush Purple Coneflower several species of

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/sept-19-native-plant-sale-at-mdcs-monarch-mania-event-kansas-city/ (2016-02-10)
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