Join KCNPI and JCPRD for a tour of the largest prairie restoration project in the Kansas City region.This site tour will include visiting 1st year prairies converted from both cool season fields and agricultural fields, seeding equipment, and an overview of the strategies involved in tying together a complex matrix of prairies into one core prairie over 10 years.
The Kansas City Native Plant Initiative (KCNPI) and Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) have joined forces to renovate the wildflower/prairie garden at the MDC Discovery Center. Once… Read more “Discovery Center Design Charrette”
October 16 6:30-8pm Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City Missouri Are you looking to break ground next spring on a new garden at… Read more “Planning for Successful Public Gardens”
Monarch fans are invited to Loose Park on Saturday, September 22 from 10am to 1pm as we celebrate the mind boggling natural phenomenon that is the seasonal… Read more “2018 Monarch Migration Celebration”
“The first thing to do is to get rid of the invasive plants. My yard (a short acre) is covered in wild honeysuckle, euonymus and some bamboo. I back up to an unmaintained area which is also covered in all of these invasives. I’m overwhelmed! Any suggestions? “
Text and Photos by Tom Schroeder The plants in our garden are in a slow-motion battle with the creatures that want to eat them. The plants produce… Read more “Native Grasses for the Butterfly Garden”
Our yards can be a refuge for wild creatures. By planting just a single native plant this year, you may discover it has complex relations with many creatures that will amaze and entertain you.