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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Purple Coneflower on Prairie

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.

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2015 Natural Events Calendar

Connect with nature at MDC KC-area sites during holidays

Get some cabin fever relief with MDC programs and events.

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Fishing at James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Conservation milestones arrive for Kansas City and Missouri

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MDC 75th anniversary celebration began this fall. Milestone anniversaries are also approaching for MDC areas in the Kansas City area.

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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).

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Discovery Center Outdoor Archery

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

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