Events

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.)

May
26
Sat
2018
Kansas City Chapter Field Trip to Weston Bend State Park @ Weston Bend State Park
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a hike at Weston Bend State Park, Saturday, May 26. We will hike the 2.75 mile paved trail. Meet at the trail head at 10:00 am. Hopefully we will see a native orchid blooming (Aplectrum hyemale) and other interesting plants.  See the “Paved Bicycle Trail” section of this web page https://mostateparks.com/trails/weston-bend-state-park for more information.  Dress for hiking, warm weather, bring water, and bring your own insect repellent and sun screen.  Also bring a sack lunch if you want to stay afterwards and eat under a picnic shelter.

https://mostateparks.com/park/weston-bend-state-park

Jun
8
Fri
2018
MONPS Summer Meetings and Field Trips @ Rolla, MO
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm

Join in the fun as we explore the beautiful natural areas around Rolla, MO! CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE, PRINTABLE FIELD TRIP ITINERARY, with driving directions.

The deadline to book your hotel room is June 1st! We’ve reserved a block of rooms at the Super 8 in Rolla, MO. Be sure to mention the block reserved by the MO Native Plant Society to receive the reduced rate of $65. If you prefer to stay at a different hotel, there are several other options in Rolla, or camping at Lane Spring Recreation Area (no showers).

Super 8 – Rolla
1641 Martin Springs Dr, Rolla, MO 65401
Phone: (573) 458-5837

Here is the Google Map, with all field sites and hotels.

Jun
19
Tue
2018
Ozark Chapter Meeting @ MDC Ozark Regional Office
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Plant ID night: bring in specimens or pictures and we will all assist in identifying and learning about the plants you’ve found.

Jul
13
Fri
2018
Kansas City Chapter Field Trip to Jerry Smith Farm Park @ Jerry Smith Farm Park
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a walking tour of Jerry Smith Farm Park to view the beautiful native flowers in bloom! This will be the second of three trips to Jerry Smith this year.  We will be observing seasonal changes in the prairie. We will meet at the Jerry Smith Park – Trailhead (from E 139th Street turn north on Prospect Ave and continue to parking lot).  All are welcome to attend!

Jerry Smith Park

Jul
17
Tue
2018
Ozark Chapter Meeting @ MDC Ozark Regional Office
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Plant ID night: bring in specimens or pictures and we will all assist in identifying and learning about the plants you’ve found.

Aug
21
Tue
2018
Ozark Chapter Meeting @ MDC Ozark Regional Office
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Plant ID night: bring in specimens or pictures and we will all assist in identifying and learning about the plants you’ve found.

Sep
4
Tue
2018
Kansas City Chapter Meeting @ Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Please join us for an exciting talk from Kunso Kim, the Vice President of Powell Gardens.  He will share his vision and plans for growing the Gardens through expanded educational opportunities and new garden initiatives, leveraging assets such as nationally recognized plant collections and world class architecture.  Kunso brings nearly 30 years of horticultural management experience to Powell Gardens and most recently led a team who planned and implemented a horticultural master plan for Samsung’s Everland theme park in Yongin, South Korea.  Kunso is an engaging and inspiring speaker and his presentation will be mentally engaging.  Please plan to attend this event and bring a friend.  All are welcome to attend!

Sep
18
Tue
2018
Ozark Chapter Meeting @ MDC Ozark Regional Office
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Speaker: TBD

Sep
28
Fri
2018
Kansas City Chapter Field Trip to Jerry Smith Farm Park @ Jerry Smith Farm Park
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a walking tour of Jerry Smith Farm Park to view the beautiful native flowers in bloom! This will be the third and final trip to Jerry Smith this year. We will be observing seasonal changes in the prairie.  We will meet at the Jerry Smith Park – Trailhead (from E 139th Street turn north on Prospect Ave and continue to parking lot). All are welcome to attend!

Jerry Smith Park

Oct
16
Tue
2018
Ozark Chapter Meeting @ MDC Ozark Regional Office
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Speaker: TBD