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  • Niawathe Prairie Field Trip » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Dade County between highways D and 97 near Lockwood Mo Niawathe Prairie Natural Area is owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation MDC and The Nature Conservancy TNC MAP Organized by MDC the purpose of this event is to view the response of Niawathe Prairie Natural Area after a few years rest from grazing discuss prairie ecology and management in general and specifically the role of grazing and fire enjoy and learn about prairie flora and fauna provide input on future patch burn grazing plans for MDC managed grasslands Schedule 12 00 noon Picnic at the Niawathe Prairie Natural Area parking lot bring your own lunch 1 00 to 2 00 p m Prairie ecology walking tour 2 00 to 3 00 p m Presentations by Kyle Hedges MDC Niawathe Prairie management Doug Ladd TNC Results from Niawathe Prairie vegetation monitoring transects Elizabeth Middleton MDC Long term vegetation monitoring of patch burn grazing pilot study results and future plans Tom Thompson MDC grassland bird response Norman Murray Max Alleger MDC Proposed grazing plans for 2014 on MDC managed grasslands 3 00 to 4 00 p m Discussion on the role of grazing in prairie management 4 00 to 5 00

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/niawathe-prairie-field-trip/ (2016-02-10)
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  • MPF Annual Dinner to be held September 7 with Dr. Chip Taylor of Monarch Watch » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    annual dinner to be held Saturday Sept 7 2013 at Alberici Corporate headquarters in St Louis Dr Taylor will speak on Monarch Conservation Challenges and Opportunities Dr Orley R Chip Taylor is founder and director of Monarch Watch and is a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Kansas Lawrence Kansas Trained as an insect ecologist Chip Taylor has published papers on species assemblages hybridization reproductive biology population dynamics plant demographics and pollination Starting in 1974 Chip Taylor established research sites and directed students studying Neotropical African honey bees killer bees in French Guiana Venezuela and Mexico In 1992 Taylor founded Monarch Watch an outreach program based at the University of Kansas that is focused on education research and conservation relative to monarch butterflies Location Alberici Construction Headquarters 8800 Page Avenue St Louis MO 63114 just off Hwy 170 Evening schedule 5 00 to 6 00 p m Walking tour of the beautiful native plantings at Alberici Construction headquarters a LEED platinum certified building with Jon Wingo President of the Missouri Prairie Foundation and Chair DJM Ecological Services 6 00 p m Social and drinks 6 30 p m Dinner featuring Cape Cod salad with cranberries

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/mpf-annual-dinner-to-be-held-september-7-with-dr-chip-taylor-of-monarch-watch/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Dave Tylka Native Seminar ~ Free! » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    address above and press enter on your keyboard Aug 29 Dave Tylka Native Seminar Free Lincoln University Scruggs Center Ballroom Jefferson City MO 11am Thursday August 29 Renowned native plant author and expert Dave Tylka will present Native Landscaping for Wildlife and People at the Scruggs Center Ballroom at Lincoln University in Jefferson City To RSVP send name email and or phone number to Shirley Downing to DowningS LincolnU edu

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/dave-tylka-native-seminar-free-2/ (2016-02-10)
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  • 2nd America’s Grasslands Conference » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Native Education and Outreach Prairie Management Membership To receive news form MPF please enter your email address above and press enter on your keyboard Aug 12 2nd America s Grasslands Conference August 12 14 2nd America s Grasslands Conference Home

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/2nd-americas-grasslands-conference/ (2016-02-10)
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  • 2nd Annual Bethany Springs Prairie Festival » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    register to be a paint out artist click here Bethany Springs Farm 330 Bethany Springs Road Berger MO 63014 573 834 2075 www bethanysprings com Nestled in the Missouri River Wine Valley Region Bethany Springs Farm is located 8 miles east of Hermann The farm s 1874 stone house is centered on 165 acres that offer stunning hilltop and broad creek valley vistas Artist Theresa Long together with her husband Dr Joseph Long have been encouraging native flora at the farm since 1995 by tending and reconstructing woodland prairie and stream habitats The natural diversity and beauty of the farm inspires Ms Long s nature themed art Ms Long s passion for and commitment to conservation of the natural world led her to organize Bethany Springs Farm s first Prairie Paint Out event in 2012 At last year s event exceptional artists exhibited and sold paintings and other works of art donating 30 of sale proceeds to the Missouri Prairie Foundation Ms Long is expanding the event this year now the Bethany Springs Prairie Festival to include a wine tasting and live acoustic music by The Handlebar Band and October Surprise Plein air artists will again participate in the Prairie Paint Out and artists and craftspeople will sell exceptional art donating 30 of proceeds to the Missouri Prairie Foundation In addition Earth Mirror Marionettes will perform a nature themed marionette show and offer family earth walks Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day Artists showing and selling their art this year include Marty Coulter Theresa Long Jan Trager Julie Wiegand Martha Younkin Katie Kantley Guy Sachs Ann Grotjan and Coyle Studio Creations Acclaimed wildlife photographer Noppadol Paothong will also sell and autograph copies of his book on grassland grouse Save the Last Dance and Paint

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/prairie-paintout-art-show-and-botany-walks/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Share the Buzz!! ~ Pollinator Activities with Whole Foods Market in St. Louis (Town & Country) » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    the importance of native pollinators and their natural habitats 11am 12pm Free Reservations not required Walking tour of Oak Savanna Restoration at Town Country Crossing with Jon Wingo President of the Missouri Prairie Foundation and DJM Ecological Services Meet in the café and walk to the savanna Learn about the restoration work including invasive honeysuckle control of this savanna and see native plants in bloom and native pollinators at work Join Jon for lunch in the Whole Foods Market cafe afterwards if you d like to learn more 11am 11 45am or 12 30pm Free Reservations not required Let s Talk About Pollinators with Mike Arduser insect heritage biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation Join Mike in THE Whole Lifestyle Center for a talk about native pollinators and their importance in preserving our methods of growing food whether we do it ourselves or it s grown on a large farm He ll be discussing the fascinating and essential work of native bees and other pollinators and how they are critical to our food crops and natural world 12pm 3pm Free Reservations not required Make a Cordage Bracelet and Artwork with Nature s Crayons with Bill Davit former Missouri Botanical

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/share-the-buzz-pollinator-activities-with-whole-foods-market-in-st-louis-2/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Share the Buzz!! ~ Pollinator Activities with Whole Foods Market in St. Louis (Brentwood) » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Share the Buzz Pollinator Activities with Whole Foods Market in St Louis Brentwood Whole Foods Market Galleria 1601 S Brentwood Blvd Brentwood MO 63144 3pm 7pm Wednesday June 15 3 00pm The Missouri Prairie Foundation is teaming up with Whole Foods Market s Share the Buzz pollinator awareness campaign to assist with education about the importance of native pollinators and their natural habitats MPF representatives will be in the store

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/share-the-buzz-pollinator-activities-with-whole-foods-market-in-st-louis/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Summer MPF Board Meeting and 4th Annual Prairie BioBlitz » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    will continue on the morning of June 2 At the first second and third Prairie BioBlitz s held at three 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 eating under chairs tables and portable toilets What you should bring tent camping supplies outdoor clothing sunscreen flashlight field guides and camera if you wish and drinking water plates utensils and a dish to share at the potluck dinner You may also want to bring food for breakfast on June 2 and snacks 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 Denison Lattner Prairies Directions Denison T33N R31W S5 LattnerT34 R31 S32 Three and one half miles west of Hwy 49 71 at Sheldon on Hwy N 1 5 miles south on county gravel road 0 25 mile east on gravel road Look for the big tent RSVP for the BioBlitz by emailing info moprairie com or calling 1 888 843 6739 When you RSVP be sure to indicate which field study groups you want to join one per time period see schedule below June 1 2 p m to 4 p m or longer Vascular plants with Justin Thomas of the Institute for Botanical Training 20 max Butterflies with lepidopterist Phil Koenig no max Bees with Mike Arduser insect heritage biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation 15 max Fish and other aquatics with Tom Priesendorf and Kara Tvedt fisheries biologists with

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/events/summer-mpf-board-meeting-and-4th-annual-prairie-bioblitz/ (2016-02-10)
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