MDC News from 09/2020

Uncover the secrets of caves and cave life Oct. 13 at MDC virtual program

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 30, 2020
Learn all about these incredible underground environments during this free online presentation.
pool in cave cavern

Wildlife diets will be focus of Oct. 8 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 29, 2020

Participants can watch animals eat at Cape Girardeau Nature Center during online event

Group of crickets

MDC invites public to paddle by moonlight on Oct. 2

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 29, 2020

Perry County Community Lake will be the site for the night-time float.

Sunset float

Learn how milkweed helps pollinators at Oct. 2 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 29, 2020

Online event will provide information on the benefits of this plant.

Swallowtail butterfly on milkweed

Learn why it's good for some animals to be slimy at Oct. 6 MDC kids program

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 29, 2020

Online event will explore the ooey-gooey squirmy side of nature.

Slug on leaf

Henges and Busch Shooting Ranges offer field to freezer deer processing classes Oct. 6

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 28, 2020

Hunters can learn the important skills of handling and preparing their deer immediately after harvest.

Deer hunter in woods with rifle

MDC connects people with nature's fall harvest of wild edibles

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 28, 2020

Free foraging and outdoor cooking classes on tap in Kansas City

Fall edible spread

MDC encourages people to counter window strikes during fall bird migration

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 28, 2020

Preventing window strikes is one small way to make an impact for birds over the long-term.

Yellow bellied sapsucker that collided with a window

MDC seeks Trivia Tuesday competitors for nature game in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 25, 2020

Have fun connecting with nature at Gorman Discovery Center

Yellow garden spider

MDC conservation agent wins regional, state, and national honors

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 25, 2020

Jasper County agent Will Carr wins MDC and Safari Club awards.

Will Carr with Jason Dickey and Scott Burger

MDC agents rescue deer tangled in soccer net in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 25, 2020
Young white-tailed buck was release unharmed
buck entangled in soccer net

MDC's Cape Nature Center’s two-headed black rat snake turns 15

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 25, 2020

Catch a glimpse of the snake devouring her weekly meal.

Two-headed black western ratsnake

Headwaters Access to open Sept. 26 following upgrades to entrance road, parking, angled boat ramp

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 25, 2020
New design will reduce bank erosion and maintenance while increasing parking area and improving public access.
Headwaters Access Sign

Fall colors of trees and vines are focus of Oct. 2 MDC online program

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 25, 2020
People can learn more about fall color they may see on a typical Ozarks trail.
sumac in red fall color

Firearms turkey hunting expected to be similar to recent seasons

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 24, 2020
MDC brood-survey results show turkey production will likely be on-par with last several years.
turkey in tall grass

MDC offers free autumn Discover Nature—Fishing lessons in northwest Missouri

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 24, 2020

Participants will learn fishing techniques and go fishing with instructor help

MDC staff help a mother and daughter bait a fishing hook

MDC invites families to create a hellbender craft at Busch Conservation Area Oct. 3

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 24, 2020

Find artistic inspiration in this unusual and endangered salamander.

Hellbender

Join MDC Wild Webcast Oct. 20 to learn about creepy critters

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 23, 2020
Register at short.mdc.mo.gov/Z2v and join the webcast live at noon.
Chestnut Lamprey Open Mouth

MDC reminds anglers of regulation change regarding the use of live bait

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 23, 2020

Fish defined as invasive, such as common and grass carp, cannot be used as live bait.

Common carp

MDC offers free guided Missouri River float trips on Oct. 15 at Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 23, 2020
Participants must register by Oct. 9 and attend orientation session
woman kayaking on Missouri River

Sept. 25 MDC program will provide gardening tips for attracting pollinators

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 22, 2020

Online event will provide information on how to attract beneficial insects to your yard.

Swallowtail butterfly

Learn to make and catch fish with cane fishing poles at MDC workshop in Lancaster

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 22, 2020

Register to attend a FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop for all ages.

Cane fishing pole equipment

MDC offers hunter education skills class Oct. 13 in Chillicothe

Sep 22, 2020
Class allows new hunters to complete required hunter education course
man teaching hunter education to girl

MDC welcomes fall with Sept. 26 guided hike at Tywappity Community Lake

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 22, 2020
Guided hike at MDC area in Scott County will consist of 2.5-mile trek.
great blue heron

MDC kids' program focuses on nature's small wonders

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 21, 2020

Program highlights insects and other creatures that thrive on a forest floor.

Forest floor

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