Content tagged with "Kansas City"

Chinese Mystery Snail

Cipangopaludina chinensis malleata
The Chinese mystery snail is an invasive species quickly taking over urban waters throughout the state. These Asian snails are popular with aquarium hobbyists, and some people appreciate them as food. More

Climbing Milkweed

Photo of climbing milkweed flowers and leaves.
Matelea decipiens
The brown, starlike, spreading flowers of climbing milkweed differ from those of other milkweeds, but milky sap, warty pods with silk-tasseled seeds, and the structures in the center of the flowers show its true alliance. More

Commissioners and director dedicate new Kansas City Regional Office

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KC Regional Office Ribboncutting
Members of the Missouri Conservation Commission and the director of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) on Monday (June 13) dedicated the new MDC Kansas City regional office and headquarters for the James A. Reed Memorial Conservation Area. More

Common Alder

Alnus serrulata
Alder is a good plant to know—its flowers and fruits are eaten by wildlife, its thick roots prevent erosion while enriching the soil, its bark has a long history of medical uses and the dried female catkins, which look like tiny pinecones, are useful in craft projects and in jewelry! More

Common Shiner

Common Shiner
Luxilus cornutus
Princibally found in central and west-central Missouri in short, direct tributaries of the Missouri River, this minnow is very similar to the striped shiner, only it lacks dusty sprinkles of pigment on its chin and (except for breeding males) lacks dark lines on the upper part of its body. More

Compass Course at Discovery Center

Compass Course at Discovery Center
The Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center at 4750 Troost Ave. brings nature and outdoor activities to the heart of Kansas City, such as a compass course in the native landscape garden. The center will celebrate a 10-year anniversary in the spring. More

Compass Orienteering at Discovery Center

Compass Orienteering at Discovery Center
Compass orienteering is one of the offerings at the MDC Discovery Center's Heritage Day. More

coneflower on prairie

Purple Coneflower on Prairie
Colorful wildflowers bloom on Missouri’s prairies in June, attracting bugs, birds and photographers. Here, purple prairie coneflowers blow in the wind. More

Conservation milestones arrive for Kansas City and Missouri

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Fishing at James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area
MDC 75th anniversary celebration began this fall. Milestone anniversaries are also approaching for MDC areas in the Kansas City area. More