We conserve Missouri's natural resources
through outreach, restoration, and research.
The Chert Glades Chapter of the Missouri Master Naturalists welcomes you to our site. Please look around. Here you will find information about what is happening now in nature, chapter activities, and upcoming events around the area. We have links to our Facebook page and our chapter sponsors, Missouri Department of Conservation and Missouri University Extension.
Click here for access to our Glade Restoration Project and the latest on our Reding's Mill Bridge Project.
Very few people pick yellow as their favorite color, but I find I cannot live without it. After all, yellow is the color of the sun, and we cannot live without the sun. But, actually all this talk about yellow and forsythia bushes is really to give me a reason to talk about another subject near to my heart – pollinators.
Our own Karen Richardson, Chert Glade Master Naturalist, received the Educator of the Year award for 2016. Karen's achievements in the areas of pollinators and monarch butterflies is exceptional, and along with many other associated conservationist activities, put her in the spotlight in SW Missouri.
Foxes are winter active and non-migratory. Courtship begins soon, so start watching for mating foxes. You may just have an opportunity to observe them romping, playing and chasing each other!
The Chert Glade Chapter of Missouri Master Naturalist, Missouri Department of Conservation, and the City of Stella will welcome eagle watchers to the small town of Stella, Missouri January 28th to observe eagles, our national emblem, in their natural habitat.
SQUIRRELS! NOVEMBER NATURALIST BY NUMBERS TOPIC
Common animals are not ordinary and they certainly are not boring. I recently started a bird behavior lecture on a nearby university campus with the American Robin in the opening remarks.
Naturalist by Numbers for September 2016: Soft Mast
I believe we will grow old saying, "It is all about the plants,” and of course, I’ll age along trying to point out to groups, educators, youth and budding naturalists how entwined and complicated our natural heritage works and thrives.