Resources

The Plateau Chapter is fortunate to have a wealth of expertise and knowledge in its sponsors and partners as listed below.  The Sites of Interest at the bottom of the page can provide members with information for school and other presentations.

Chapter Sponsors

Chapter Partners

Ordering Native Plants

After an excellent presentation by Linda Ellis on natives for your garden at the July 2013, we offer here links to some in-state sources of native trees, shrubs, vines, grasses and flowers.

Forrest Keeling Nursery -Located in Elsberry. 573-898-5571, http://www.fknursery.com.

George O. White State Forest Nursery -The supply source near Licking for the Missouri Department of Conservation’s annual seedling orders. 573-674-3229, http://mdc.mo.gov/your-property/seedling-orders-and-planting-guide/seedling-order-.

Hamilton Native Outpost -The nursery at Elk Creek trucks plants to Springfield for the annual native plant sale at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center the first Saturday of April. 417-967-2190, http://www.hamiltonseed.com.

Missouri Wildflowers Nursery -The nursery near Jefferson City trucks plants to Springfield for the annual native plant sale at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center the first Saturday of April. 573-496-3492, http://www.mowildflowers.net.

Pan’s Garden -Tom and Angel Kruzen in Mountain View have woodland plants for sale at the annual native plant sale at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center the first Saturday of April and can do mail order. 417-934-2818 or 934-6537, pansgarden@hotmail.com.

Smiling Sun Native & Organic Center – The shop on Division just east of Kansas Expressway in Springfield, offers a discount for Master Naturalists and has plants for sale at the annual native plant sale at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center the first Saturday of April. They also do landscaping. 417-865-6118, http//www.smilingsunllc.com.

 

Sites of Interest

Springfield Plateau Chapter of the Missouri Master Naturalist™ Resource Page

Feeder Bird Behaviors

This is a YouTube video of Project Feeder Watch, which uses radio frequency technology to track the behaviors of small bird not previously researched in this way.

Snakes Excellent pictures of Missouri’s snakes.


Field Guides – enature
eNature Field Guides – Comprehensive guide to America’s wildlife with species pictures, field descriptions, sounds, range and habitat information and more.
Bird ID – Whatbird Identify birds in North America for bird watching or as a bird guide. Search engine for identifying birds. For birders and identification of wild birds.
Birds – Cornell Lab Use our Bird Guide to identify birds, learn about the life history, listen to the sounds and watch bird behavior on video–the most comprehensive guide to North American bird.
Butterflies & Moths
Insects and Arachnids – BugGuide.Net An online resource devoted to North American insects, spiders and their kin, offering identification, images, and information.
Insects & arachnids – What’s That Bug?
Plant ID – Missouri
Plants – USDA Guide The home page for the United States Department of Agriculture PLANTS Database.
Tree ID – Iowa
Tree ID This official site of the Arbor Day Foundation provides information about planting and caring for trees, Rain Forest Rescue and Tree City USA programs and much more. Buy trees and give a gift of trees through our Trees in Memory and Trees for America programs.
Fungi – MushroomExpert.Com Your online source for mushroom identification.

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