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Prairie BioBlitz

A young butterfly enthusiast with lepidopterist Phil Koenig at the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s 2nd Annual Prairie BioBlitz 
Credit: Noppadol Paothong

Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages are invited to enjoy a weekend on an original American landscape—the tallgrass prairie—at the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Gayfeather Prairie in Vernon County on June 7 and 8. At this free event, adults and children with enthusiasm for the outdoors will team up with biologists to explore and document plants and animals from Gayfeather Prairie, named ... Read More »

Watch for Monarchs in Flight

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America’s most recognizable butterfly — the monarch — is poised to make its long southern migration to Mexico, and many of the beautiful orange, black, and white monarchs should be visible flying across Missouri as fall approaches. While our remaining prairies and other open habitats provide both food sources for the caterpillar larvae and nectar sources for the adults, loss ... Read More »

Grow Native! Keep Missouri Looking Like Missouri

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First Lady Ladybird Johnson once said, “I want Texas to look like Texas, and Vermont to look like Vermont.” The first lady, known for her love of flowers and who has a wildflower research center in Texas named for her, would be proud, I think, of Missouri’s Grow Native! program, which strives to ensure Missouri looks like Missouri. Missouri is ... Read More »