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2019 Midwest Missouri Regional Events

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03/07/2020

Bison Hike

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Prairie State Park 128 NW 150th Lane, Mindenmines, MO

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03/07/2020

Bison Hike

Winter is waning, so spring is not far off. Early spring on the prairie brings forth new life, with flowers and insects venturing forth on warm days. Join us on our guided bison hike on March 7 to see what the prairie has to offer this time of year. We will explore the prairie while learning about bison.

Be prepared for a 2-mile hike over uneven terrain. Bringing water, snacks, a hat and sunscreen, and wearing sturdy shoes is recommended. Binoculars will be useful in looking at bison as well as other wildlife that we may see. Be sure to dress for the weather - the prairie winds can be rather nasty this time of year. Don't forget your cameras! 

Registration is required and limited to 50 people. Please call 417-843-6711 to register.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Prairie State Park 128 NW 150th Lane, Mindenmines, MO

03/20/2020

Native by Design: Nature at your Doorstep

7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Lewis and Clark Community College - Edwardsville LeClaire Room NO Nelson Campus 600 Troy Road Edwardsville, IL 62025

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03/20/2020

Native by Design: Nature at your Doorstep

This native landscaping workshop at the Lewis and Clark Community College in Edwardsville, IL will provide information to home gardeners; landowners; landscape, landcare, and wildlife professionals; stormwater engineers; and other related professionals. The workshop will be held Friday, March 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A breakfast buffet will be provided, and exhibitors will display information as well.

CEUs available for Landscape Architects

Who should attend?: Home gardeners and other landscape enthusiasts, wildlife habitat professionals, landscape contractors, land care professionals, growers, garden centers, forest managers, arborists, landscape architects and designers, engineers, sustainability managers, green building professionals, Master Naturalists, and Master Gardeners.

Cost:
$30 Regular Admission
$20 Students
Includes breakfast.

To register, please sign in to the right. If you have not signed in to our new site before, click the "I don't know my password" link to be emailed a link to set up your password. Your username is your email address.
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outreach@moprairie.org or call 888-843-6739.

7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Lewis and Clark Community College - Edwardsville LeClaire Room NO Nelson Campus 600 Troy Road Edwardsville, IL 62025

05/14/2020

Diverse Native Grassland Pasture Walk

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hamilton Native Outpost 16786 Brown Rd Elk Creek, MO 65464

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05/14/2020

Diverse Native Grassland Pasture Walk

Tour our Diverse Native Grassland and learn how we have increased forage production and improved animal health. We will also share our observations about native plants’ palatability to livestock and discuss the positive effect of a Diverse Native Grassland on soil health including increased infiltration of rain into the soil and improving the soil’s ability to hold the rain for plant growth. The habitat that is provided for wildlife in a Diverse Native Grassland will be examined. Establishment of natives, while it can look daunting, is not really complicated when there is a plan, so we will talk about the steps involved and what natives to plant. See a Diverse Native Grassland like the buffalo grazed and explore how it can work for your cattle operation.

The day will begin with registration at 9:00 a.m. and the tour at 9:30. Please RSVP so we know how many folks to expect for lunch, which will be provided, and how much trailer space is needed. We hope to end around 3:00 p.m.

In Partnership with Grow Native! and Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hamilton Native Outpost 16786 Brown Rd Elk Creek, MO 65464

06/04/2020

Diverse Native Grassland Pasture Walk

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hamilton Native Outpost 16786 Brown Rd Elk Creek, MO 65464

Event Details

06/04/2020

Diverse Native Grassland Pasture Walk

Tour our Diverse Native Grassland and learn how we have increased forage production and improved animal health. We will also share our observations about native plants’ palatability to livestock and discuss the positive effect of a Diverse Native Grassland on soil health including increased infiltration of rain into the soil and improving the soil’s ability to hold the rain for plant growth. The habitat that is provided for wildlife in a Diverse Native Grassland will be examined. Establishment of natives, while it can look daunting, is not really complicated when there is a plan, so we will talk about the steps involved and what natives to plant. See a Diverse Native Grassland like the buffalo grazed and explore how it can work for your cattle operation.

The day will begin with registration at 9:00 a.m. and the tour at 9:30. Please RSVP so we know how many folks to expect for lunch, which will be provided, and how much trailer space is needed. We hope to end around 3:00 p.m.

In Partnership with Grow Native! and Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hamilton Native Outpost 16786 Brown Rd Elk Creek, MO 65464

06/05/2020

Diversity of Plants: Stronger Together than Alone

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Hamilton Native Outpost 16786 Brown Rd Elk Creek, MO 65464

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06/05/2020

Diversity of Plants: Stronger Together than Alone

The quality and forage production of a native warm season grass, such as Eastern Gama Grass, is hard to beat. However, plants are better together than alone. Join us as we hear an invited speaker talk about how plants work together. We will also examine some examples of how plants are different yet work together such as: how variously structured root systems serve a variety of functions in the soil, how the arrangement of leaves in layers can capture more sunlight, how having both early and late successional plants provides stability to the grassland, how the design of different plants can help solve some of our problems in the pasture, and much more. Take this opportunity to build on your knowledge of diverse native grasslands and join us for this in-depth look at diversity and how it works. 

The day will begin with registration at 9:00 a.m. and the tour at 9:30. Please RSVP so we know how many folks to expect for lunch, which will be provided, and how much trailer space is needed. We hope to end around 3:30 p.m.

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Hamilton Native Outpost 16786 Brown Rd Elk Creek, MO 65464

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