Featuring native plant expert, Dr. Nadia Navarrete-Tindall. Nadia will be joined by the City of Columbia’s stormwater engineer, Dillon Flesner and community conservationist, Danielle Fox. Learn from the experts how to use native plants in your yard for stormwater mitigation, wildlife habitat, and edible landscaping. Location: Unite4Health Community Garden next to Columbia/Boone County Public HealthRead More
8:30 a.m. to noon
Carpool will leave the AC commuter lot on the southeast corner of US 63 and New Haven Rd at 8:30 a.m.
We’ll hike the Smith Creek Trail south along Cedar Creek along the Boone/Callaway County border. This trail crosses a historic bridge and ascends to beautiful blufftop views along the Cedar Creek valley; we’ll follow this a mile or so to the tributary Smith Creek. We hope to observe a variety of early spring birds inRead More
8:00 a.m. to noon
CAS members Eric & Joanna Reuter are offering this one-time, four-hour class for beginning birders through the Columbia Area Career Center. Offered annually for the past three years, the class uses the various habitats at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area to practice observational and listening skills and consider bird behavior. The focus is on skill developmentRead More
We will meet at the Bradford Farm Visitor’s Center parking lot at 7 a.m. from which John Besser is leading a 3 hour Bird Watching Walk before the Native Plant Day Sale. We hope to find Smith’s Longspurs, Le Conte’s Sparrows, and other grassland specialists. We will be walking in the fields so wear comfortableRead More
The April membership meeting will consist of a presentation by Lorna and Henry Domke. Lorna will tell the story of the Prairie Garden Trust (PGT), a public nature garden and birding hot spot just south of Fulton, MO. Using images of the property taken by Henry, she’ll show how they’re using native plants in diverseRead More
Carpool from Moser’s Foods, 900 N. Keene St. Columbia, MO. The carpool leaves at 7:00 a.m. and will return to Moser’s parking lot by about 1:30 p.m.
We will explore the savanna area overlooking miles of forests, walk along Hillers Creek, explore the native prairies that are sustained by prescribed burns and walk along the lotus ponds. If meeting at PGT be there by 7:40 AM. For directions or to learn more about PGT please visit their website at http://prairiegardentrust.org/Read More