Hi Lonesome Chapter of the Missouri Master Naturalist Program

Cole Camp, Missouri

Hi Lonesome Prairie

The Missouri Master Naturalist program is an adult community-based education and volunteer service program.

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The Missouri Master Naturalist™ program is a community-based natural resource education and volunteer service program for adults sponsored by MDC and the University of Missouri Extension. Its mission is to engage Missourians in the stewardship of our state's natural resources through science-based education and volunteer community service. Missouri Master Naturalist volunteers support conservation efforts and natural resource education in their local communities.

  • Share your love of the outdoors
  • Foster appreciation of the environment
  • Restore the landscape’s natural beauty
  • Help survey plants and animals
  • Enhance your natural science knowledge

The Hi Lonesome Chapter is based in Cole Camp, Missouri. Members are primarily from Benton, Pettis, Hickory and Moniteau counties.

Mark your calendar

March 21 (Advanced Training) Naturescaping Workshop at Burr Oak Woods.8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Followed by a Native Plant sale.Register now.Call (816) 228-3766 or send an email to:  burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

March 28 (Advanced Training) Stream Team Introductory Workshop  8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Warrensburg. Register by March 11th at www.mostreamteam.org

April 11-12, Goodwin Sinkhole and Cave Restoration - Dig weekend at this Laclede County project located outside Montreal, MO. In preparation for spring rains, volunteers will work on opening a new lead in the cave to water to drain through the cave on it way to Ha Ha Tonka Spring. One inch of rain dumps over three million gallons of water into the sinkhole and through the cave. Contact the Goodwin Restoration Manager if you would like to help and earn MMN volunteer hours. Work is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. but feel free to arrive and depart at times best for you. MCKC will provide lunches for volunteers.

April 18  Bat Flight Monitoring and Education Session for Missouri Master Naturalists and Springfield Parks Outdoor Initiatives, Ritter Springs Park, Bat Cave, Springfield, MO. Time: 6-6:30 p.m.

September 12  Edible Insects Questions & Answers and Testing Buffet, Missouri Department of Conservation, NW Regional Office, St. Joseph, Missouri 10 am to 12 pm    (8th Annual Insect-o-Rama - Join the MDC as we welcome experts from around the region to celebrate the wonderful world of insects)

October 10, 2015 - 8th Annual Prairie Day. Starting at 10 am. This is a free event. (Demonstrations given by primitive skills artisans, Activities for all ages including Prairie Tours, Woodworking, Storytelling, Bird Banding & Crafts, Hands-On Reptiles, Mammal & Stream Stations, Hayrides, and Face Painting, Visits from "Boomer" the Prairie Chicken, Raffle, Door Prizes, and MUCH, MUCH MORE). At 5 pm join the Missouri Prairie Foundation for "An Evening on the Prairie" (Music & Refreshments, Star Gazing with Kansas City & Camden County Astronomy Associations, Camping Available) Most events located at corner of Klink Avenue and Hi Lonesome Road.

October 2015 Prairie Day Photo Contest. Get details and guidelines for contest entries. 

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