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  • Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    and Book Signing with Dr Gary Paul Nabhan Town and Country Whole Foods Market 1160 Town and Country Crossing Drive Town and Country MO 63017 10am 11 30am Wednesday June 18 2014 Lecture and Book Signing with Dr Gary Paul Nabhan 10 00 11 30 a m Hosted by Whole Foods Market Town Country Free Reservations not required Dr Nabhan is an internationally celebrated nature writer food and farming activist and proponent of conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity He has been honored as a pioneer and creative force in the local food movement and seed saving community by several publications He s also just returning from a meeting at the White House in Washington D C as part of an unprecedented alliance of stakeholders for bee and monarch butterfly recovery Following the lecture Dr Nabhan will sign copies of his book Growing Food in a Hotter Drier Land A portion of the proceeds from each book sale will be donated to the Missouri Prairie Foundation which will provide information on the important links between prairie and pollinator conservation and how choosing native plants locally can help sustain native bees and other beneficial insects Whole Foods Market will

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/lecture-and-book-signing-with-dr-gary-paul-nabhan/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Grow Native! Workshop » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Farm 4968 Rangeline Road Columbia MO 65201 9am 2pm Elizabeth Hamilton Steele of Hamilton s Native Outpost Saturday June 14 2014 Grow Native Workshop Converting Fescue to Native Grasses and Wildflowers with Elizabeth Hamilton Steele of Hamilton s Native Outpost University of Missouri s Bradford Farm south of Columbia Cost 40 per person for non MPF members 30 for MPF members Lunch included Learn how to convert lawn or fields

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/grow-native-workshop/ (2016-02-10)
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  • MPF’s 5th Annual Prairie BioBlitz 2014, Gayfeather Prairie, Vernon County » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    moths and plants and help inventory species from this biologically rich prairie An interest in nature is all that is required After an afternoon of prairie exploration and a potluck picnic dinner Dr David Hammer with the University of Missouri will discuss prairie soils Dan Johnson with the Astronomical Society of Kansas City will interpret the night sky with telescopes and participants can learn about nocturnal insects Free tent camping is available on the prairie Additional surveying and inventory work will continue on the morning of June 8 At the four previous MPF Prairie BioBlitzes held at four different MPF prairies participants documented 16 species of amphibians and reptiles hundreds of plants including 33 species of mosses and other bryophytes blooming orchids and a rush previously undocumented from prairies 20 species of butterflies dozens of bird species and Arkansas darters a fish that is a candidate for federal listing What MPF provides a big tent for gathering and eating under chairs tables and portable toilets What you should bring tent camping supplies outdoor clothing sunscreen insect repellent flashlight drinking water plates utensils and a dish to share at the potluck dinner You may also want to bring food for breakfast on June 8 and snacks as well as field guides and a camera A stove will be available for making coffee and tea in the morning Tip rubber boots are nice for shielding against morning dew Google Earth Map of Gayfeather Prairie Directions Gayfeather Prairie is located in Vernon County on Union Track Road about 7 miles east of Milo From I 49 take exit 95 east on Highway E Drive 7 miles turn right south onto CR 2525 drive 2 miles and then turn left onto Union Track Road Drive about one third of a mile to the gravel parking lot which is on the left By GPS N37 43 649 W94 10 480 in decimal degrees 37 72747 94 17466 To RSVP contact MPF board member Donnie Nichols at nichols donnie yahoo com or call him at 660 723 3938 Please let Donnie know which of the groups below you want to join one per time slot June 7 2 00 p m to 4 00 p m Quick Overview of the Lost Ladybug Project with entomologist Rich Thoma and an opportunity for all participants to collect lady beetles and release them unharmed over the weekend all participants encouraged to help Prairie Plant Ecology with Mike Leahy natural community ecologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation 25 max in group Butterflies with lepidopterist Phil Koenig no max Native Bees with Mike Arduser native bee specialist and 23 year veteran biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation 15 max Fish Aquatic Invertebrate Sampling Groundwater Recharge Discussion Tom Priesendorf fisheries management biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation will sample a small stream for fish and invertebrates and use a piezometer to demonstrate groundwater levels 10 Max June 7 4 00 p m to approximately 6 00 p m Set

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/mpfs-5th-annual-prairie-bioblitz-gayfeather-prairie-vernon-county/ (2016-02-10)
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  • MPF Field Trip to Union Ridge Conservation Area » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Saturday May 24 2014 MPF Field Trip to Union Ridge Conservation Area Biologists Darren Thornhill and Ryan Jones of the Missouri Department of Conservation will be our guides to this biologically rich area near Greencastle Mo 22 miles west of Kirksville A 3 5 mile walking tour on a well maintained field trail of Spring Creek Ranch Natural Area and its savanna and stream features is planned The majority of

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/mpf-field-trip-to-union-ridge-conservation-area-2/ (2016-02-10)
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  • LUSH Charity Pot Lotion Party Featuring MPF » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    The Galleria PH 314 725 6333 1155 St Louis Galleria Bentwood MO 63117 12pm 5pm Saturday May 3 2014 LUSH Charity Pot Lotion Party Featuring MPF Enjoy shopping at LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics at the Galleria and learn about MPF s prairie conservation work and the importance native plant landscaping In 2013 LUSH provided a grant to support MPF s work and featured MPF on the lids of its Charity

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/lush-charity-pot-lotion-party-featuring-mpf/ (2016-02-10)
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  • MPF Plant Sale at Whole Foods Market, St. Louis Area » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    at Whole Foods Market St Louis Area Town and Country Whole Foods Market 1160 Town and Country Crossing Drive Town and Country MO 63017 9am 3pm Saturday May 3 2014 MPF Plant Sale at Whole Foods Market in Town Country St Louis Area A wide variety of native perennial wildflowers grasses sedges vines shrubs and trees supplied by Missouri Wildflowers Nursery will be available for sale outside the entrance to

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/saturday-may-3-2014-mpf-plant-sale-at-whole-foods-market-st-louis-area/ (2016-02-10)
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  • MPF Annual Native Plant Sales (4/19 & 26) » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    April 19 plants from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery and shrubs and trees from Forrest Keeling Nursery will be for sale On April 26 woodland plants shrubs and plants from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery and prairie plants from Applied Ecological Services will be for sale To pre order for April 19 sale For wildflowers grasses sedges vines from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery call 573 496 3492 For shrubs and trees call Eric Lovelace at

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/mpf-annual-native-plant-sales-426/ (2016-02-10)
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  • MPF Annual Native Plant Sales (4/19 & 26) » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    April 19 plants from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery and shrubs and trees from Forrest Keeling Nursery will be for sale On April 26 woodland plants shrubs and plants from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery and prairie plants from Applied Ecological Services will be for sale To pre order for April 19 sale For wildflowers grasses sedges vines from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery call 573 496 3492 For shrubs and trees call Eric Lovelace at

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/mpf-annual-native-plant-sales-419/ (2016-02-10)
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