Come celebrate the tallgrass prairie at Prairie State Park.
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.
SHOAL CREEK WATER FESTIVAL
Saturday, August 11, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wildcat Glades Park
201 Riviera Dr., Joplin, MO
Come out and celebrate clean and fun water on Shoal Creek. Activities include cardboard boat race, water balloon volleyball, kid's shoebox boat race, inner tube race, fishing derby, Stone Lions Puppet Show, 20+ booths and activities and food trucks. Chert Glades will present "Dragonflies and Clean Water".
VISIT OUR EXHIBIT AT CARVER DAY
July 14, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
George Washington Carver National Monument
Join us in celebrating the 75th annual Carver Day! Our Chert Glades Chapter will provide insight into nature journaling: the what, why, and how we should journal. Kids will craft their own nature journal. There will be several other exhibitors, guest speakers, music performers, guided tours, activities for kids of all ages, and more! All activities are free of charge.
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.