Meet Our Vendors

Doolittle Gardens

573-201-4694

901 N. Elm St., Rolla, MO 65401

Doolittle Gardens is a private residence. Their Missouri native plants are primarily grown and sold at the Rolla Farmers Market and at the Fall Native Plant Sale, Birding & Pollinator Festival at Audubon Trails Nature Center in Rolla, MO. Sales can also be made by appointment.

Are you new to planting Missouri natives? Unsure what plant would grow best in your sunny yard? Ted and Curt will steer you in the right direction! They definitely know their plants!

Learn more about them on Facebook!

Neds Nesting Boxes

636-629-8267

http://nedsnestingboxes.com

Ned is a charter member of the Missouri Bluebird Society and of the North American Bluebird Society. He has built 20 different types of nesting boxes for personal use and for sale. He also monitors four bluebird trails and has been a citizen scientist with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for ten years.

Other items for sale include: bat houses, butterfly boxes, lady bug boxes and mason bee boxes. A variety of bird and squirrel feeders are also available.

All of Ned’s boxes are signed by Ned and come with mounting and care instructions.

Nature Mugs by Jim Rathert

573-338-4115

http://JIMRATHERT.COM

Jim Rathert was a professional wildlife photographer with the MISSOURI CONSERVATIONIST MAGAZINE. He is a wildlife biologist and a birder.

Jim designs and makes each of his mugs by hand by utilizing a complex and time consuming method known as dye sublimation. His mugs have long lasting color and are dishwasher and microwave safe. He offers a variety of other products with wildlife designs. Be sure to visit his booth if you are looking for gifts!

Root Cellar/Prairie Bird Pastures

573-443-5055

1005 Park Ave, Columbia, MO

http://www.rootcellarmo.com

Jake and Chelsea Davis of Root Cellar/Prairie Bird Pastures will set up a booth with information about their business and about the Audubon Certified Grassfed Beef that they sell in their stores in Jefferson City and Columbia, as well as online. They will be joined by Chris Wilson of Audubon, who will be able to talk with you about Audubon’s Conservation Ranching Program, now active in seven states. It is a partnership with ranchers in the North American Grasslands and it ensures that their grazing regimes produce healthy habitats for grassland bird species. As the cattle graze, they will eat invasive plants and create the type of disturbance that will help the grasslands flourish and participating ranchers gain a new market for their grassfed beef.

Jake will be grilling some of the Audubon Certified Grassfed Beef that he sells at the festival, so plan on having lunch while you’re visiting Audubon Trails. I highly recommend that you try it!

For information about Audubon’s Conservation Ranching Program, visit dakota.audubon.org.