Kansas City, Mo. – Once a year, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) staff at the Burr Oak Woods Nature Center develops an autumn special event that uses creativity to connect people with nature. The wonders in nature can seem magical, and this year's theme of "Once Upon A Time" will take visitors down enchanted trails on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road in Blue Springs. Costumed performers will tell tales about creatures and conservation with performances 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.