• MONEP Intro

    We’re MONEP – the Missouri Nature and Environmental Photographers, based in the Metro St. Louis (Missouri) region. Our group provides a space, in person and online, for individuals to gather and share photos and ideas about photography and nature.

    Take a look around our site to find out more about us and then please consider joining us for one of our monthly meetings.

    Our mission is to provide a forum for individuals interested in the field of nature photography and the environment, provide education, gather and disseminate information, and promote nature photography as an art form and medium of communication.


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Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 16th
Time: 6:30 p.m. for sign in, 6:45 p.m. Program begins
Location: Powder Valley Nature Center
Speaker: Shelly Colatskie, Naturalist for Missouri Department of Conservation
Topic: Bats

Join us as Shelly Colatskie presents a program on bat biology and ecology. She will cover a bit about bats of the world, what makes a bat a bat, bats of Missouri, threats to Missouri’s bats, and how we can help Missouri’s bats.

Shelly has been a Naturalist for the Missouri Department of Conservation at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center since May 2017. She graduated from Missouri State University In 2009 with a Master’s in Biology, specializing in bat ecology. She began her career with MDC in April of 2010 as a graduate intern working on terrestrial and aquatic invasive species, both plant and animal. Shelly then worked as the MDC Assistant Cave Ecologist from 2010 to 2017. She was responsible for coordinating cave surveys across the state, monitoring not only bat species, but all cave life. She is now based at Powder Valley.


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