The Hawthorn Chapter of the Missouri Native Plant Society (MONPS) is made up of individuals from Columbia and the surrounding region with various levels of expertise and interest in native plants who appreciate and want to conserve our natural Missouri heritage. Together, we enjoy wildflowers in their native habitats, share knowledge about identifying and growing native plants, and sell books and native plants to finance student scholarships, plantings, and educational  material.

HAWTHORN Activities Report

14 September meeting
At our monthly meeting via zoom, Hawthorn member Emily B. presented before and after pictures of her Columbia yard as she removed invasive plants, recruited her neighbors to help, and planted a wide variety of shrubs and wildflowers in the mostly shaded property backing onto a creek. Her presentation was illustrated with her own excellent close-up photographs of the many wild creatures that have been attracted by the native plants, including a family of foxes and many pollinators.

12 October meeting
Our regularly scheduled monthly meeting was a presentation via zoom by Columbia artist and Master Naturalist Meredith Donaldson on “Nature Journals: Bringing the World into Focus.”   Meredith discussed different types of journaling, suggested techniques for observing and recording, and recommended books and journaling resources to help enrich journaling or be motivated to start one. The session was open to all members of MONPS and twenty-two people from across the state attended.
Hawthorn Chapter plans to host a speaker via zoom each month during the winter months and the invitation will be shared with all MONPS members.

The Hawthorn chapter maintains a chapter website at http://www.columbianativeplants.org/.

Contact Us

Michelle Pruitt
1305 Overhill Road
Columbia, MO 65203

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