The Pine Needle

The Kids Who Were Afraid of Snakes

Feb 11, 2016

Twin Pines’ Naturalists bring a slithering sign of summer to Willow Springs elementary on a cold winter’s day.

First Flies

Feb 03, 2016

There's something very special about the first fly you ever tie. It won't be your best, and it might not be your worst, but chances are it will be your favorite.

Fly Tying

The Best Kept Ozark Secret is Out

Jan 22, 2016

Find out what you've been missing out on just outside the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

A group of hikers poses for a photo at Klepzig Mill.

Winter in the Woods

Dec 30, 2015

Neither rain nor snow nor winter's gloom keeps wildlife from moving in the Ozarks. Find out just a few ways to enjoy Missouri's wildlife despite winter's chill.

Coyote in Winter

Real Christmas Trees make Real Habitat

Dec 23, 2015

Find out the numerous ways your real Christmas tree can help Missouri wildlife once you're through with it.

Christmas Tree

First Frosts and Fall Hunts

Sep 10, 2015

The many hunting seasons of fall can make a hunter feel scattered in the best way.

A successful hunting trip

Keeping Missouri's Bears Wild

Jun 11, 2015

Bear sightings are becoming more and more common across the state. Find out how you can keep yourself, and the bears, safe from harm.

Memorial Day Fun in the Woods and Water

May 30, 2015

Memorial Day weekend marks the opening of bass season in Ozark streams, and squirrel season statewide.

fishing for goggle-eye and smallmouth bass

Heritage Day Event Makes Memories

Apr 07, 2015

On Saturday, April 11, Twin Pines will be bustling with turn-of-the-century presenters of traditional Ozarks crafts and traditions, all with deep ties to the area's fish, forest, and wildlife.

Twin Pines Heritage Day Activity

Shooting Towards Spring

Mar 18, 2015

Archery is sometimes thought of as a fall sport, in conjunction with archery season for deer, but recreational archery makes for a great activity to get you out of doors and enjoying the beautiful spring weather.

A naturalist helps a young archer line up her shot.