2012 Winter Board and Field Trip Planning Meeting

Winter Board Meeting – December 1, 2012

The Winter Board Meeting and Field Trip Planning Session will be held December 1, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the Dunn-Palmer Herbarium of the University of Missouri, in Columbia Missouri. Anyone interested in helping us decide the locations for the 2013 MONPS Board meetings and botany field trips is invited to come. Coffee and refreshments will be served. We will order lunch and work until adjournment (approximately 2:00-2:30 PM).

Directions:
From the West:
Take exit 125 for I-70 BUS toward West Blvd 0.2 mi
Slight right onto Business Loop 70 E 1.6 mi
Turn right onto N College Ave 2.1 mi
Continue onto Rock Quarry Rd 0.2 mi
Turn right Dunn-Palmer Herbarium will be on the right [GPS: +38° 55' 55.48", -92° 19' 26.27"]
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From the East:
Take exit 128 on the left for I-70 BUS W toward Columbia 0.5 mi
Slight right onto Business Loop 70 E 0.8 mi
Turn left onto N College Ave 2.1 mi
Continue onto Rock Quarry Rd 0.2 mi
Turn right Dunn-Palmer Herbarium will be on the right [GPS: +38° 55' 55.48", -92° 19' 26.27"]
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From the South:
Take your favorite route to Jefferson City
Follow US-63 N 1.5 mi
Exit onto MO-94 W/US-63 N toward Columbia
Continue to follow US-63 N 24.8 mi
Take the New Haven Rd exit toward Missouri AC/Grindstone Pkwy 0.2 mi
Turn left onto Grindstone Pkwy/E New Haven Rd
Continue to follow Grindstone Pkwy 1.1 mi
Turn right onto S Rock Quarry Rd 1.5 mi
Turn left Dunn-Palmer Herbarium will be on the left [GPS: +38° 55' 55.48", -92° 19' 26.27"]

You may wish to print the following pdf file which contains the map and instructions:
Information on 2012 MONPS Winter Meeting [PDF File]

2012 Fall Meeting and Field Trips

When: September 28-30, 2012
Where: Cuivre River State Park (Troy, MO)
Our fall meeting and field trips will be in and around Cuivre River State Park. Located in the Lincoln Hills, the park represents an island of Ozark-like habitat which escaped most of the effects of the last glacial event that shaped the rest of northern Missouri. Our headquarters will be the Super 8 Motel in Troy, Missouri (see location and contact information in the Motel section of the links below).

The Super 8 is located on Turnbull Road, which is the first right turn west of Highway 61 at the Troy exit (Hwy 47).

For complete details about events and lodging, please click the following link:

Fall 2012 Meeting Information (PDF)
You may wish to print the PDF file to bring with you.

2012 Annual Membership Meeting and Summer Field Trips

IMPORTANT UPDATE (Please click)

When: June 1-3, 2012
Where: Osage Beach, Missouri
Our summer meetings and field trips will be in and around two of Missouri’s best-loved and most beautiful State Parks, Ha Ha Tonka and Lake of the Ozarks. Our headquarters will be the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites in Osage Beach, Missouri (see location and contact information in the Motel section of the links below).

Directions:
US 54 Westbound, hotel located 2 miles past Glaize Bridge.
US 54 Eastbound, hotel located .5 mile past KK interchange.
Take Nichols Road Exit to Osage Beach Parkway.
Hotel Latitude/Longitude: 38.120594 / -92.678375
Use these coordinates to locate this hotel when using a GPS device or web map.

For complete details about events and lodging, please click the following links.

Summer 2012 Meeting Information (Word)

Summer 2012 Meeting Information (PDF)
You may wish to print the PDF file to bring with you.

2012 Spring Meeting and Field Trips

When: April 13-15, 2012
Where: Missouri State University's Bull Shoals Field Station in Drury-Mincy Conservation Area
For complete details about events and lodging, please click the following links.

Spring 2012 Meeting Information (Word)

Spring 2012 Meeting Information (PDF)
You may wish to print the PDF file to bring with you.

Rediscovering Lilium philadelphicum in northern Missouri

MONPS members find over 70 Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchids and a Wood Lily on a prairie in northern Missouri on a weekend when flooding made navigation tricky.

http://www.youtube.com/v/MwbEaFFRuy8&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1

New SW Mo Chapter of MONPS

A new chapter is in the formation stage meeting at the Springfield Nature Center at 6 PM on the second Tuesday of each month. The group has a database of 63 interested individuals. 33 were in attendance at the first meeting. At the second meeting, we had 21 attending. The group had our first field trip to Rocky Barrens in Green County on April 18th.

We have a field trip planned for May 23rd to Lead Mines CA adjacent to the Niangua River. It has been reported that four different species of Lady Slipper Orchids have been found in this 10,000 acre area. The leader of this trip will be Mike Skinner. If you are interested, contact Larry Wegmann at lwegmann@sbcglobal.net

Help locate a new species!

Dirca decipiens (Leatherwood) - Photo by Aaron Floden

Hi all,

I know you just can't wait until spring, when you can get out and find new plants! Aaron Floden has described a new SHRUB species for Missouri. It is a type of leatherwood, Dirca decipiens, and is very similar to the ordinary leatherwood (Dirca palustris), but is typically found in more upland habitat (dolomite bluffs above rivers). We need the flowers to be sure, so be on the look-out for it next spring!

See the attached PDF to learn more about it.

Thanks,

Susan Farrington
Plant Community Ecologist
Missouri Department of Conservation
Susan.Farrington@mdc.mo.gov

Editor's note: Be sure to view the attached PDF for details on this new species of leatherwood.

Wear the Coneflowers!

The Missouri Native Plant Society’s Badge of Achievement

Coneflower Award
The MONPS Badge of Achievement shows the pale purple and yellow cone–flowers on a blue background trimmed with green and yellow. These bright, showy wildflowers are representative of the wide variety of plants native to the state. The badge is embroidered on sturdy material that may be sewn onto a pack, hat or other item. Actual size, 31/2 inches.

  • It’s fun
  • You'll learn about our native wildflowers and other plants
  • It will look good on your hat, pack or jacket
  • It marks you as an achiever with special knowledge of native plants & their habitat,because THIS BADGE MUST BE EARNED.

Become a member

Not a member of the Missouri Native Plant Society, yet? You're invited to join us.

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