September 16-18

MONPS 2022

Fall Field Trip

Join us for our next MONPS weekend! We will be visiting several sites in the far northwest corner of Missouri. So far northwest, in fact, that we’ll be headquartered in Lamoni, Iowa.

See details below and be sure to mark your calendars!


Friday Afternoon - Sep 16th

1:00PM

Chloe Lowry Marsh

(Area Map)


This area is one of the best examples of the few remaining natural freshwater marshes in the state. At least six Missouri plant species of conservation concern occur here and the area is either home to, or provides migratory habitat for a variety of birds, mammals and amphibians.


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Friday Evening - September 16th

7:00PM

Friday Night Speaker

Lamoni Community Center


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Saturday Morning - September 17th

9:00AM

Rolling Thunder Prairie

(Area Map)

Rolling Thunder Prairie is a 282-acre wildlife management area with a landscape dominated by native prairie. The western 200 acres have never been plowed and contain high quality prairie plant species.


Leave Rodeway Inn at 8:00 AM

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Saturday - September 17th

12:30 PM - Lunch Break

Outlook Shelter at Slip Bluff

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Saturday Afternoon - September 17th

1:30PM

Slip Bluff County Park


Over 200 acres of the park is covered with beautiful hardwood timber that provides many spectacular natural sights. The park is currently being restored back to Oak Savanna. We will be starting from the trailhead by the Outlook Shelter.




Saturday Evening -September 17th

7:00PM

Board Meeting

Lamoni Community Center



Sunday Morning - September 18th

8:45AM

Helton Prairie

(Area Map)

The Conservation Department established this wildlife area in 1969 with the purchase of 440 acres from Nina Pauline Helton, widow of the late J. Wayne Helton, who served as the conservation agent for Caldwell and Daviess counties from 1941 until 1965. The northwest corner of the area includes the Helton Prairie Natural Area, one of the best examples of native prairie in north Missouri. Nearly 200 native prairie plants have been identified on the 30-acre natural area.


Leave Rodeway Inn 8:00 AM

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Sunflowers at Helton Prairie Natural Area. Photo: Aaron Jungbluth


Lodging Options

Make your lodging reservations soon as it’s difficult for us to block rooms in advance. Be sure to make reservations and let them know you are with the Missouri Native Plant Society.

Rodeway Inn

2013 E Main St, Lamoni, IA 50140

319-315-0080

Room block: Missouri Native Plant Society

Make reservations by August 31 to receive the discounted rate of $75 per night (plus tax).

Cobblestome Inn

226 Spruce Dr, Lamoni, IA 50140

641.784.4000


Camping: Nine Eagles State Park

23678 Dale Miller Rd, Davis City, IA 50065

641-442-2855