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13th Annual Prairie BioBlitz

The Missouri Prairie Foundation's 13th Annual Prairie BioBlitz will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, 2024 at Shelton L. Cook Memorial Meadow near Golden City, Missouri.

Please use the dropdown menus below to indicate your attendance for each of the activities listed. Please note that activities are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and that individual sessions may fill.

Please fill out and submit seperate submissions for EACH attendee in your household.

Register by Thursday, May 30.

Thank you, and we look forward to sharing this time with you!

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Introduction to Shelton L. Cook Memorial Meadow: MPF Vice President of Science & Management Bruce Schuette, Executive Director Carol Davit, and Director of Prairie Management Jerod Heubner will provide a brief overview of the prairie's history, geology, and management. No registration required.
Please select ONE. Please see the event Information on the BioBlitz website for full details. We have a maximum capacity for some of the selections, and spots are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified, via email, if your selection is no longer available.
Please select ONE. Please see the event Information on the BioBlitz website for full details. We have a maximum capacity for some of the selections, and spots are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified, via email, if your selection is no longer available.
Ethan Duke, Co-Director of the Missouri River Bird Observatory, will demonstrate one of MRBO's drones used for observation and inventory
Potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to share! Enjoy dinner and relax!
Jean Nock with Dark Skies Missouri will present.
Bruce Schuette and Phil Koenig will lead observation and discussion of nighttime insects on the prairie
With Ethan Duke, MRBO, and Jean Nock, Darks Skies Missouri
With Vernon Elsberry, MPF Board Member, Ethan Duke, Co-Director Missouri River Bird Observatory, and Veronica Mecko, volunteer naturalist
Please select ONE. Please see the event Information on the BioBlitz website for full details. We have a maximum capacity for some of the selections, and spots are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified, via email, if your selection is no longer available.
With Phil Koenig, Linda Williams, Steve Craig, and Tom Riley, volunteer naturalists

Optional MPF Donation

Consider an optional one time donation now to help conserve prairie in Missouri, one of the most imperiled, beautiful, and biologically diverse habitat types on earth.
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