Missouri Master Naturalists- Kansas City

Osage Trails Trails Chapter (KC Metro Region)

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  • Capstone Project: The History Writers of the Forest presentation at the Urban Woods event

    Capstone Project: The History Writers of the Forest presentation at the Urban Woods event

    By Darla Burns The annual Urban Woods event, which celebrates trees as one of our most valuable natural resources, was held on Saturday, February 24 at the Anita B Gorman Center. Lisa Gann and Darla Burns contributed to the event by sharing their capstone project on Dendrochronology, which is the study of tree rings, also…

  • Chapter Stream Team Conducts Winter Water Monitoring

    Chapter Stream Team Conducts Winter Water Monitoring

    Story by Jim HindsPhotos byArienne Barnes and Everett Koehn   On February 10, five Osage Trails chapter members and one guest conducted chemical and visual monitoring at our two stream sites. Besides stream veterans Arienne Barnes, Jim Hinds, and Everett Koehn, we were joined by 2023 interns Monica Schroer and Dustin Schroer (no relation!) We…

  • Three new Master Naturalists complete Capstone project

    Three new Master Naturalists complete Capstone project

    Three members of the 2023 class have completed their Capstone project! Cheryl Bolton, Ann Greene and Janet Blauvelt removed invasive bush honeysuckle from the old growth area at Hidden Valley Park, working with Linda Lehrbaum of KC Wildlands right before her retirement and resignation on December 31. (KC Wildlands is our partner under Bridging the…

  • Winter Seed Cleaning Was Completed in December at Dunn Ranch Prairie

    Winter Seed Cleaning Was Completed in December at Dunn Ranch Prairie

    By Barb VanVleck Prairie heroes at work! In mid-December, Gail Goeke, Mel Haney, and Janie Borchart had a very dusty yet satisfying day sorting and cleaning the seeds from pods and removing stems to process the valuable seeds we collected at Dunn Ranch this summer.  One mishap turned out alright.  Janie’s cellphone slipped unnoticed into…

  • 38 Trainees become Osage Trails Interns

    38 Trainees become Osage Trails Interns

    By Jim Hinds A graduation ceremony was held for the 38 members of the class of 2023 on November 7.After the students shared their “Ah-ha” moments from the training or what they plan to do now that they have graduated, a potluck dinner for the new students and their families was held.The new Master Naturalist…

  • Our “Adventure in the Ozarks”

    Our “Adventure in the Ozarks”

    by Angie Clarke, MMN 2021 Awe-inspiring are the words that immediately come to mind when thinking about our experiences on our 2023 Adventure in the Ozarks field trip. Everyone met Friday night at the Alley Springs Campground Pavilion to enjoy an incredible Dutch Oven Dinner put together by Mary Smead and LeeAnne Googe and cooked…

  • Osage Trails Master Naturalists help at Get MO Wild event

    Osage Trails Master Naturalists help at Get MO Wild event

    By JL Johnson MDC and over a dozen partners teamed up to support the first annual Get MO Wild event. Get MO Wild combined separate events from prior years and occurred on the last day of September at beautiful James A Reed in Lee’s Summit. Osage Trails partners such as Burroughs Audubon and Missouri River…