Perennis, the Southeast Chapter of the Missouri Native Plant Society

[March 16, 2013, 9am]
Nature Hike at Big Oak Tree State Park,
Big Oak Tree State Park, Dorena MO [MAP]

[May 4, 2013, 1pm]
Sandstone Canyon Hike,
Farmington, MO

Ken and Peggy Lefarth's property: a hike into their sandstone canyon to view unique flowers and bryophytes, with the Cape Girardeau Master Gardeners. To be followed by a pot luck supper. (See directions at left.)

[Saturday, January 11, 2014, 10am]
Nature Hike at Blue Pond Natural Area,
Castor River Conservation Area in Bollinger County, MO [MAP]

Alan Brant has offered his interesting plant finding skills to the chapter as he has offered to lead a fieldtrip to a sinkhole pond outside of Marble Hill to see Schoenoplectus subterminalis in its winter glory. Meet at the parking lot for Blue Pond. See front page for more info.

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Hawthorn Chapter of MONPS (Columbia)

January 2014

Winter 2014 Events

Coming up:

    Saturday, January 11, 2014, 10am.

    Nature Hike at Blue Pond Natural Area

    Castor River Conservation Area in Bollinger County, MO

    Alan Brant has offered his interesting plant finding skills to the chapter as he has offered to lead a fieldtrip to a sinkhole pond outside of Marble Hill to see Schoenoplectus subterminalis in its winter glory. Below are directions from Cape Girardeau to the Castor River CA and the directions to the Blue Pond NA. It's about an hour drive from Cape to the site, so I recommend carpooling for local members. The fieldtrip leader, Alan Brant, will meet the group at the parking lot for Blue Pond at 10AM on Saturday January 12, 2014. In the event of bad weather, we'll reschedule for February 1, 2014. Please send me an email if you're coming so we can have a head count for Alan and we can arrange a carpool.

    Update to Directions below: Hwy Y turns S off Hwy 34 about 13-14 miles W of Marble Hill. Where the hardtop Hwy Y ends (~5.5 miles S of Hwy 34) there is no T intersection. Hwy Y simply runs into County Rd. 708. Stay on 708 a little less than 2 miles to the entrance Rd. of Blue Pond on the left, about 200 yards past Clubb Cemetary. Follow that MDC road to the first parking lot (~ 0.2 miles). We will meet there and most likely walk from there. If the sign for Blue Pond is gone again, I will meet the group at the entrance road.

    Directions: This natural area is within Castor River Conservation Area. From Marble Hill, travel west on Highway 34 and turn left (south) onto Highway Y. Stay on Highway Y heading south and east all the way to where the pavement ends at a "T" intersection. At the "T" intersection go left (east) on to the gravel road (County Road 708). Take County Road 708 east for 2 miles and there will be a parking area on the left (north). You may park here and walk the road north to the second parking lot if the gate is locked. If the gate is open drive to the second parking lot. At the north-most parking lot look for the trail to Blue Pond.

Coming this spring:

    Botany fieldtrips in and around Southeast Missouri with Alan Bornstein

    Alan will be teaching field botany course this spring semester, with outdoor trips on Monday/Wednesday afternoons (along with an occasional Saturday trip). Folks are welcome to join if they wish. The "normal" trips depart @ 1:30 p.m. and returns @ 5:30. Saturday trips usually leave @ 8 a.m., but that depends on student schedules to some degree. For questions e-mail Alan Bornstein.

[01-07-2014]

March 2013

Spring 2013 Events

Coming up:

  • Saturday, March 16, 2013, 9am. Nature Hike at Big Oak Tree State Park, Dorena, MO.
  • Saturday, May 4, 2013, 1pm. Sandstone Canyon Hike on Ken and Peggy LeFarth's property: hike into their sandstone canyon to view unique flowers and bryophytes, with the Cape Girardeau Master Gardeners. To be followed by a pot luck supper. Directions From South Hwy. 67: W on Hwy. 32 in Farmington; N on Hwy. D, then W on Hwy. EE; NW several miles on EE to Wallis Drive on the left (which is 0.7 mi before Sprott Road on the right); In 0.1 mi Wallis Drive splits, take the right branch (sign posted Lefarth); The Lefarth’s house is just over 1 mile down this Drive. From I-55: at Exit-157 take Hwy. Y 7 mi west to Roth Road on left; take Roth Road 0.1 mi, then turn south on Lawrenceton Cutoff Road; Lawrenceton Cutoff 2.3 mi to Hwy C.; Hwy C. east 1.3 mi to Hwy. EE.; south on EE to Wallis Drive, then as above.

[02-03-2012]

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