prairie tours and prairie speakers in Louisiana and Mississippi, Sept 7 and 8


make America prairie again!

Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society

September 7, 2019 Eunice restored prairie tour, a guided tour of landscapes created from seed and plant rescues

Dona Wiefenback will speak on the growing efforts of the Acadian Native Plant Project, growing prairie plants and other fun stuff plus a rare prairie plant auction


Mississippi Native Plant Society Conference

MS Museum of Natural Science, Jackson, MS

September 7 and 8 Jackson Mississippi area

Admission to the museum is $6 for adults; there is no further charge to attend the conference.




Registration: 9:00-9:30


v  9:30 -10:30 Dr. Dwayne Estes – Southeastern Grasslands Initiative, Austin Peay State University


v  10:30-10:40 Break


v  10:40 -11:40 John Manion – Birmingham Botanical Garden – A Passion for Paw Paws


v  11:40 -12:10 Dr. Lelia Kelly – Landscaping with Native Plants


v  12:10-1:30 Lunch – on your own


v  1:30-2:00 Dr. John Guyton – Mississippi State University Extension – Commemorative Trails: William Bartram’s and Ross Hutchins’ Trails at the MSU Extension’s Crosby Arboretum


v  2:00-3:00 Dr. Janet Wright – iNaturalist presentation and hike behind museum


v  3:00-3:10 Break


v  3:10-3:35 Aaron Calidris – Predators in the Pines – Carnivorous Plants


v  3:35-3:50 Toby Gray – Mississippi State University – Update on the Mississippi Native Plant Conservation Alliance


v  3:50-4:05 Ryan Folk – Mississippi State University – TBD


v  4:05-4:20 Donna Yowell – Pollinator Efforts of the Mississippi Urban Forest Council


v  4:20 Closing Remarks


v  4:25-5:00  Business Meeting




Meet at the entrance to the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum at 1150 Lakeland Drive in Jackson.


v  9:00-9:15 Marc Pastorek – Starting a prairie habitat from seed


v  9:30 Depart from the Agriculture and Forestry Museum for field trip to Harrell Hill Prairie.



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