Hawthorn Chapter
of the Missouri Native Plant Society


Our traditional meeting time is second Mondays at 6:30.

February 2024

Monday 13 February. Join Zoom Meeting about 6 for socializing. Nadia offers a program: Native Landscapes Through the Seasons. This is a great chance for you to contribute to a chapter program without being in front of the group. Nadia would like to receive your Best photos to choose from to illustrate the beauty of the browner months of the year. Snap a frame that makes you feel ‘awe’! If you have any pair of summer and winter shots of the same spot = so much the better. Please – Be In Focus - size them between 700kb and 2MB; Nadia can fix exposure. Send ASAP! to Navarrete-TindallN@lincolnu.edu

Thurs 18 Feb 11:30 am Lunch: take a winter break to be with friends for an hour! First Watch Restaurant at Stadium and Worley with plenty of free parking on the NW side of Columbia. We use a private room away from the main dining room. Click on that link to see the location on a map. This is an opportunity to get to know us, share nature stories, swap seeds, and bring pots back to Becky for the nursery.

March 2024

11 March Mon: Business Meeting possible with ZOOM presentation from Lincoln University Colleague, or Ecological Reason for Use of Ecotypes by Becky. Part of the meeting will be discussion of logistics for spring plant sales.

Hunting Season Dates

Archery season is still open until January. Get more information on regulation changes and other details for deer hunting from MDC’s 2023 Fall Deer & Turkey Regulations and Information booklet, available where permits are sold and online.

We all enjoy walks in wild areas during the warmer winter days. Please be respectful of hunters by walking during midday hours and wear a lightweight iridescent vest [orange or yellow]. We want human hunters to take as many deer as they legally can because there are not enough natural predators to keep deer numbers at a healthy level. Too many deer spread many diseases. Too many deer eat many native plants into local extinction. State parks are usually devoid of hunters, but check ahead at the park office to see if a managed hunt is scheduled for the dates you want to go there to explore.

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