Hawthorn Chapter
of the Missouri Native Plant Society


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

December 2023

Friday 8 Dec most of midday, [details next month]. Nadia is offering her greenhouse space at LU for wreath making and other holiday creativity. It is a large space where we can make a mess and socialize with several similar people. Before you ‘clean up’ your garden, cut stems, leaves and fruit of plants that could be attractive in a dried arrangement to bring and share; shake out seed. If you want to make a wreath, you need to bring a base, craft wire, large pins, clippers, ribbon, maybe a glue gun if you have one. Some of us will bring cedar branches. Please DO NOT bring tall goldenrod or multiflora rose hips!

Monday 11 December, regular members' online meeting. This Zoom meeting is important because we must elect officers. Nadia offers a program: Native Landscapes Through the Seasons. Meeting agenda and instructions for voting will be sent to all chapter members 7 or 8 Dec; please respond accordingly.

Thurs 21 Dec 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.

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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