We will meet in the parking lot at Beaver Creek Conservation Area, located just off Highway 63, 3 miles south of Rolla. With any luck, we’ll find some spring ephemerals in bloom; if not, it will be a nice walk across the creek and through the woods, and we’re sure to find something interesting.
We’ll be checking out several adjacent public lands on the MO/AR border home to the globally rare pondberry and state rare corkwood, as well as other interesting coastal plain species. We are hoping to catch pondberry and corkwood in flower. We’ll be meeting at the east-most parking lot around 10 am, and plan to spend 2-3 hours here. If there is time and interest, we can stop by Corkwood CA afterwards. MDC PDF map here.
We’ll be carpooling from Cape Girardeau at 8am at the Cape Girardeau Nature Center. Email Andrew Braun (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested in attending.
This 2-hour workshop will be held at Bray Conservation Area, 3 miles south of Rolla on Bridge School Road. Topics will include the importance and advantages of using native plants, selecting plants for every season, how to get started and maintain your garden, milkweeds for Monarchs, and solutions for soggy spots: establishing rain gardens. We will view the design for the native plant beds around the Bray house and learn what will be planted and why.
Learn to identify those mysterious seedlings popping up in your native plant garden – are they friend or foe? Doolittle Gardens, purveyor of native plants at the Downtown Rolla Farmers’ Market, will be the location for our April meeting. We’ll view many species of wildflowers in their early stages of growth. The nursery is at 476 Eisenhower St., Rolla.
Directions: From I44 Exit 179, turn south onto State Hwy T toward Doolittle. Turn right onto Eisenhower Street and go about 1/2 mile. 476 Eisenhower Road is on the left.