Spring Ephemeral Walk

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Sat May 22, 2021 @ 12:00 am – There’s no better time for a walk in the woods than springtime when the ephemerals are in bloom. These first-of-the-year plants, like Dutchman’ breeches and dogtooth violet, surge out of the ground before the trees leaf out, taking advantage of the sunlight reaching the forest floor. Then in just a few short weeks, these early […]

Supporting Pollinators Over Time: How to Maintain Wildflower Diversity

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Thu May 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – This is a Xerces Society presentation. Integrating habitat onto farms and other landscapes can support pollinators and the pollination services they provide. However, flower-rich plantings often require ongoing management to maintain wildflower diversity for pollinators over time. Come learn about a framework for selecting the most appropriate management techniques, and learn how landowners we work […]

MPF Webinar: Bicycling with Butterflies with Author Sara Dykman

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Wed Apr 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Presented by the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Learn about author and cyclist Sara Dykman’s 10,201-mile journey following the monarch migration. Sara made history when she became the first person to bicycle along­side monarch butterflies on their storied annual migration—a round-trip solo adventure over nine months that included three countries. The webinar, to be held via Zoom, […]

Grow Native! Earth Day Special Webinar: Keeping our Water Healthy: Native Plants and Watersheds Panel

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Thu Apr 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – This webinar is sponsored by Grow Native!, the outreach arm of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Learn about native plants and water quality from a panel of professionals, Ronda Burnett, Dale Blevins, and Dr. Lisa Shulte-Moore, as they break down the steps all of us can take to keep watersheds healthy. The webinar will begin with […]

Insect Apocalypse? What Is Really Happening, Why It Matters and How We Can All Be a Vital Part of the Solution

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Thu Apr 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – This is a Xerces Society presentation. With well over one million known species, insects and other invertebrates eclipse all other forms of life on Earth. They truly are the “little things that run the world.” Though they are indisputably the most important creatures on earth, invertebrates are in trouble. If we hope to stem the […]

Creating Community with Our Insect Neighbors

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Wed Apr 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – This is a Xerces Society webinar. Join Dr. Nancy Lee Adamson of Xerces Society to learn about common insects in our communities and how to support them.  Nancy will highlight the difference between solitary and social wasps and bees, “beneficial” insects in agriculture, and ways we can support insects in our neighborhoods and broader communities. […]

The Humane Gardener Book Club Discussion

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Mon Apr 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – With the Keweenaw Garden Club, the Wild Ones Keweenaw chapter is proud to cosponsor a Zoom discussion of Nancy Lawson’s The Humane Gardener. Lawson will also be the special guest speaker April 29 at the Keweenaw Native Plant Symposium. Read the book, then hear from the author! Click here to register for the book club. […]

Native Garden Design

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Mon Apr 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – River City Wild Ones is sponsoring this event. Presented by Landscape Designers: –Amy Heilman, Owner, The Living Garden –Rebecca Marquardt, Owner, Revery Using the Wild Ones booklet, Creating Your Own Native Garden Design, Amy and Rebecca are going to expand upon the contents. Rebecca will present on plant selection based on site conditions, designing new gardens and […]

Grow Native! Webinar: Monarch Population Trends, Conservation and Climate Change

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Wed Apr 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – This webinar is sponsored by Go Native!, the outreach arm of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Join us to learn the latest news about the status of monarch butterflies and how you can be part of the nationwide effort to conserve monarchs and their breathtaking migration. Dr. Chip Taylor, who has been researching monarchs for decades, […]

Getting to Know the ‘Good Bugs’ – Scouting for Pollinators and Other Beneficial Insects

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Thu Apr 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Discover the mysteries of pollinators and natural enemies of crop pests through this informative webinar. Learn how to differentiate a honey bee from a native bee and how to recognize some of our most common natural enemies of crop pests. This webinar will introduce a simple monitoring protocol designed to help farmers, land-managers and backyard […]