St. Louis Chapter Meeting – July 26, 2017

Our speaker will be Aaron Floden, the new Midwest and Missouri botanist at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Please welcome Aaron to our St. Louis community of botany enthusiasts as he introduces himself and talks about his background and his plans for the Flora of Missouri Project. Time will permit asking questions and to enjoy informal discussion with other members over light refreshments. Please join us at 5:30 pm for dinner with Aaron or at 7:30 pm for the meeting.

Please note that our meeting will be in the City Hall, rather than our usual room in the Community Center. (Directly across the parking lot, closer to Lindbergh Blvd.)

Kansas City Chapter Fall Meeting @ Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join us for our fall meeting.  Meeting activity TBD.  All are welcome to attend!

MONPS 2017 Fall Meeting and Field Trips @ Ava, MO
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 11:00 am

Field Trip locations will be finalized later, but good options in this area include:
Caney Mountain Natural Area and Preserve

Glade Top Trail

Kansas City Chapter Field Trip to Maple Woods Natural Area @ Maple Woods Natural Area
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us for a woodland walk through Maple Woods Natural Area.  We will meet in the parking lot off of NE 76th Street at 10:00am to enjoy the fall colors and late blooming flowers found in this National Natural Landmark.  Aptly named, Maple Woods is abundant with sugar maples that will hopefully provide us with some spectacular fall colors!  The area includes an easy walking path. Please RSVP to Hilary at by October 5.

Directions to Maple Woods Natural Area from the Missouri Department of Conservation website:

From the intersection of Interstate 435 and Highway 152 take Highway 152 west for 1.8 miles. Turn left (south) onto Highway 1. Take Highway 1 for 0.5 mile then turn right (west) onto 80th Street. Look for the sign on the corner and follow this road, which becomes 76th Street, for 0.7 mile to the parking lot on the south side of 76th Street.

Maple Woods area map

Kansas City Chapter Winter Meeting @ Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join us for our winter meeting.  Meeting activity TBD. All are welcome to attend!