Missouri Native Plant Society is a member of the Grow Native! program

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The Missouri Native Plant Society is a proud member of the Grow Native! program! This program, administered by the Missouri Prairie Foundation, brings commercial organizations, growers, nurseries, and non-profits together with folks from around the state and region interested in growing native plants and restoring native landscapes. Check it out at grownative.org!

Confronting the Plight of Pollinators

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This message is from Anne Frances, lead botanist at NatureServe, concerning a new presidential task force on pollinators.

From: Anne Frances
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 3:12 PM
To: native-plants@lists.plantconservation.org
Subject: [PCA] Presidential Task Force – Pollinators’ listening session this Monday, 11/17 + request for written comments by 11/24

The US Federal Government recently announced listening sessions related to the new Presidential Task Force on pollinators. The second and final session is this Monday, November 17th, from 1-3pm eastern standard time. You can attend in-person (near University of Maryland College Park) or you can join via webinar. I have included the full announcement below.

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October Bonfire!

Our October meeting was held at Pearl Creek Farm, Michelle’s and Brian’s little native plant oasis. Several folks from the chapter showed up early to harvest seeds from the prairie planting, now six years old. Several seeds were exchanged, including a particularly generous harvest of common milkweed seed. At dusk, the annual lighting of the “Brushpile of Shame” commenced. This year, the pile consisted of a few non-native thistles, some honeysuckle, wintercreeper, and some multiflora rose. It seems that we won’t be running out of material for the brushpile any time soon!

Membership Form

There are many ways to become a member of the Missouri Native Plant Society. In order to make this as easy as possible, we have an online form using PayPal and a printable form that can be mailed in with a check. Both are accessible via the membership page.

Summer at Helton Prairie

Helton Prairie NA compressed photo 6-2004-003   I just wanted to offer a visual teaser of what Helton prairie looks like in the Summer. These really some of the best prairies in North Missouri, and are well worth the trip. Hope to see you in Bethany!

A big draw for new members? blue bird boxes!

The 2014 kickoff meeting of Osage Plains chapter was a big success with a craft project. Osage Plains moved the meeting night from the 3rd Monday nights of each month to the 4th Monday night which enabled Elizabeth Middleton to be our new president. She advertised the meeting for Monday night February the 24th in the Clinton paper and many members brought friends. A great time was had by 25 people pounding boards in the friend’s room of the library building blue bird boxes! Several people expressed interest in joining!!