Annual Wildflower Weekend > 1992

1992 Annual Meeting


Blue Springs, Missouri on September 12, 1992

Saturday, September 12


The 14th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Wildflowers Society was held jointly with the Missouri Native Plant Society on September 12, 1992, at the Bun Oak Woods Nature Center, Blue Springs, MO. Nearly 100 people from both societies attended. Registration began at 8:30 a.m., and the program started at 9:00 a.m. Linda Ellis, meeting organizer, greeted all participants and made the opening remarks. Officers of both societies then were introduced.

The remainder of the morning was taken up by four talks in the symposium “Threshhold of the Prairie.” The presentations examined the flora of the forest\prairie ecotone of Kansas and Nebraska, and other major natural communities of the region.

Richard Thom, Assistant Natural History Division Chief for the Missouri Dept. of Conservation, began the symposium with “The natural divisions of Missouri.”

Steve Timme, Assistant Professor of botany at Pittsburg State University then spoke on “The dividing zone: Kansas and Missouri.”

Craig Freeman, Acting Co-Director of the Kansas Biological Survey, presented “The trees and beyond: vegetation of the southern Great Plains.”

The symposium concluded at 12:30 p.m. with “Fire/woodland interrelationships in the prairie biome,” presented by Doug Ladd, Director of Science and Stewardship for the Missouri Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.