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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

Darla Hart Fishing

Darla Hart Fishing
Darla Hart caught a bass during her outdoor adventure day at Hazel Hill Lake Conservation Area to the delight of fellow angler Houston Goodwin (left), Conservation Agent Kevin Zielke and Ridge Crest Nursing Center staffer Matthew Hedrick (right). More

Discover nature and learn outdoor skills at Discovery Center Heritage Day May 4

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Discovery Center Outdoor Archery
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Discover Nature at youth bowfishing clinic in Warsaw

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The clinic is free and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required by April 30. More

Discover Nature canoeing at James A. Reed

Discover Nature canoeing at James A. Reed
Paddles, critters, fish and fun all were enjoyed June 27-29 when the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City visited the James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area near Lee’s Summit for a Discover Nature Field Day. Each morning, the youths rotated to learning stations for skills ranging from fishing and canoeing to identifying bugs or learning the ecology of mammals and snakes. MDC education staff organized and hosted the event with help from volunteers such as members of Missouri Master Naturalist chapters. More