Events

Feb
26
Wed
2020
MONPS St Louis Chapter Meeting @ Sunset Hills Community Center
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm

The speaker will be Cal Maginel, Natural History Biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation, St. Louis Regional Office.
Meetings are held at the Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63127. Activities begin at 7:30 pm or join the speaker for dinner at 5:30 pm

Mar
3
Tue
2020
MONPS Kansas City Chapter Meeting @ MDC Discovery Center
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm

– Tentative…leaf print art instructed by MDC Pat Whalen!

Mar
21
Sat
2020
MONPS Paradoxa Chapter: Winter Tree ID @ Bray Conservation Area
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We’ll meet at Bray Conservation Area, 3 miles south of Rolla on Bridge School Road, for hands-on “Winter Tree ID 101” led by MDC Forester Mike Fleischhauer.

Apr
4
Sat
2020
MONPS Kansas City Chapter Field Trip @ Bluebell Valley
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am

Field trip date is tentative, actual date will depend on mother nature (it’s a phenology thing). Details regarding finalized date and parking location will be forthcoming. Field trip leader: Cathy Bylinowski.

Apr
18
Sat
2020
MONPS Paradoxa Chapter: Walkabout at Indian Trail CA @ Indian Trails Conservation Area
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We’ll spend two to three hours looking at spring glade wildflowers. Please RSVP (paradoxarolla@gmail.com ) if you plan to come. Indian Trail is about a one-hour drive southeast of Rolla. Those who wish to carpool should meet at the Rolla Kroger parking lot at 9:00 a.m.

May
1
Fri
2020
MONPS Spring Field Trip
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – May 3 @ 12:00 pm

Field trips generally consist of a Friday afternoon excursion, a full-day field trip on Saturday to one or more locales, and a Sunday morning field trip. Attendees are welcome to join the expedition for all three days, or to just come for the portion/s that fit your schedule. An invited speaker will provide a presentation during one evening (usually Friday) and we will hold a board meeting one evening as well.

For detailed logistics about each trip, keep an eye on upcoming issues of the Petal Pusher, the MONPS Website and our Facebook page.

Schedule of upcoming Field Trips & Meetings

Spring – May 1-3 – Bolivar, MO – Bona Glade, Corry Flatrocks, Rocky Barrens, 25 Mile Prairie

May
5
Tue
2020
MONPS Kansas City Chapter Meeting @ MDC Discovery Center
May 5 @ 7:00 pm

Come join us for a walk around the MDC Discovery Center gardens.

Jul
9
Thu
2020
MONPS Kansas City Chapter Field Trip @ Hidden Valley Natural Area
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm

Hidden Valley Natural Area – join us in a search for the elusive Goldie’s fern (Dryopteris goldieana). Some may call it a glacial relic. Field trip leader: John Richter richterjc@bv.com 816-519-8201.

Sep
1
Tue
2020
MONPS Kansas City Chapter Meeting @ MDC Discovery Center
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm

Tentative…Presentation by an MDC Urban Forester, topic would include the biology of trees

Oct
10
Sat
2020
MONPS Kansas City Chapter Field Trip @ River Bluff Nature Reserve
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am

Likely an unmaintained and at places steep trail, we will endeavor to explore the rock outcrops and deep hollows of the north facing riverfront forest. We hope to see an uncommon species: black maple (Acer nigrum). Field trip leader: John Richter richterjc@bv.com 816-519-8201.