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. Our blogs are full of timely information about natural communities in Missouri..
Click on "Projects" to see the latest information our Monarch Projects, Redings Mill Glade Restoration Project, and our Stream Team Initiative at Cardinal Valley.
I grew up encouraged with a variety of adages. One of which comes to mind regarding conservation efforts is, “a good tide raises all ships.”
Do not hesitate to plant in the fall! This is the best time to plant perennial forbs.
In June we celebrate National Pollinators Week. In 2007 the US Dept. of Agriculture and the US Dept. of the Interior set aside this week to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what each of us can do to protect them.
With so many “No more” type slogans these days, I am ready to add my own; “No more window strikes!”
January and February occasionally provides a few warm days to plant precious native seeds collected in the fall.
Let me tell you about my business partners and the relationship we have built. It is actually the result of a very organized process that begins with a hand saw each and every year in early October, and ensues in my backyard food forest with the impending change of the seasons.
The first reward for us is an understanding. The second reward for my naturalist friends and our community team is a festival atmosphere and we got it! We would have been there in the bitter cold, but fortunately the day was spectacular. We would have been there if only a few people showed, but the public ushered in by the hundreds.