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Discover nature at Twin Pines Heritage Day on April 13

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Mike Holmes demonstrates woodworking at Haeritage Day
Heritage Day events include demonstrations, music and an old fashioned fish fry. More

Discover Nature Fishing at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Steve and Paul patiently wait while fishing from the bank at the Twin Pines CEC.
Twin Pines Conservation Education Center to hold Discover Nature Fishing Clinics More
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Discover nature with elk driving tours at MDC’s Peck Ranch in Ozarks

Bull elk bugling at Peck Ranch Conservation Area
See elk and other wildlife, hear bugling, see fall foliage, visit Twin Pines and local communities. More

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Area families try their hand at skills required of agents.
DNA extraction is just one of the skills area families tried out at the Conservation Crimefighters workshop More

Don't Wait Till You See the Whites of Their Eyes

Hunter Education
Spring turkey season is just around the corner. If getting hunter education certified in on your list of things to do before the season starts you have several options except putting it off! More

Downy Skullcap

Photo of downy skullcap flower clusters
Scutellaria incana
Showy clusters of blue-violet, two-lipped flowers adorn downy skullcap. This native mint is found mostly in the southern half of the state. More

Duskystripe Shiner

Image of a duskystripe shiner
Luxilus pilsbryi
Dark stripe along midside extending from nose to tail; an iridescent greenish-brown back with a narrow, lighter-colored band above the lateral dark stripe; silvery-white lower side and belly. More

Dwarf Spiderwort (Wild Crocus)

Photo of dwarf spiderwort flower clusters
Tradescantia longipes
Dwarf spiderwort is a low-growing perennial with bright magenta, purple, or purplish-blue flowers with three petals arranged in a triangular pattern. It blooms in Ozark woodlands in April and May. More

Early Saxifrage (Virginia Saxifrage)

Photo of early saxifrage plant with flower
Micranthes virginiensis (also called Saxifraga virginiensis)
The name "saxifrage" means "rock-breaker." The meaning of the name helps you remember the habitat of early saxifrage—rock outcroppings, ledges, glades, and bluffs. In Missouri, it blooms February through June. More