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Native Plants
Creating Soft Landings for Pollinators (Virtual)
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MDC Virtual Nature Center
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Did you know that the majority of caterpillar species rely on a small number of keystone species plants to survive? These keystone native species are vital to caterpillar survival, but it doesn’t stop there. Learn how you can help caterpillars grow into butterflies and beyond through providing a sanctuary among the trees. Paula Diaz, a venerated native plant landscaper and long-time volunteer of DeepRootsKC, the GrowNative! program, and the Missouri Prairie Foundation, will discuss the importance of landscaping with keystone native species and what it means to provide “soft landings” for pollinators. This virtual program is open to all ages; however, it is best suited for those 12 years of age and older. Please ensure your MDC account includes an accurate email address so that you can receive a link to the virtual program. Registration ends 2 hours before program begins. This virtual program is in connection with the Native Plant Seminar but may be registered for as a stand-alone program. Look for virtual native plant programs March 14-17, then visit us at the nature center on March 18 for guest speakers, a tree ID hike, a craft corner, and native plant vendors. Missouri Wildflowers Nursery and Forrest Keeling will be on site from 9 am – 1 pm with a variety of native plants, trees, and shrubs available for purchase. Cameron Johnston

Cancellation Policies:

You must cancel your registration before Friday, March 17, 2023.

Age Policy:

This event is open to all ages.