To find more events near you, call your regional office, or visit mdc.mo.gov and choose your region.
Learn how to save time and money and create wildlife habitat with educational sessions on shade-loving plants, butterfly gardening, stepping stones, wild edibles, treescaping, and more.
Did you know that cordless drills existed thousands of years ago? Try your hand at historic pump drills, working cordage, making tools from cane, and more of these primitive yet ingenious skills.
Learn how mammal identification and tracking are essential to archers. Practice with bow and arrow, and then take the archery skills challenge. This program meets at the Forest Park Hatchery.
Learn how to manage turkeys on private land and how to harvest trees from your woodland in a sustainable fashion. Workshops will be held in the field at appropriate sites.
A hike for ”night owls.” Our staff will introduce you to a variety of wildlife and help you learn more about ”nature’s night shift.”
The Missouri Hunter Education Skills Session is the second half of the hunter education certification process after completing one of the knowledge-based options. Students should first visit mdc.mo.gov/node/3722 to learn more about preparing for this session.
Raptors, also known as birds of prey, are a fascinating group of birds that are adapted to eating meat. Learn life history information and identification tips for these majestic birds.
Show the world your idea of discovering nature in Missouri. Using your Google+, Instagram, or Twitter account, tag your Missouri nature photos with “#MDCdiscovernature.” Your photos will appear on our website at mdc.mo.gov/node/26255, where you can also read the contest rules. Every month, Department staff will select and post a winning photo. We’ll publish all of the monthly winners in the January 2015 issue of the Conservationist.
Editor In Chief - vacant
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair Terrill
Art Director - Cliff White
Staff Writer/Editor - Brett Dufur
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Photographer - Noppadol Paothong
Photographer - David Stonner
Designer - Stephanie Thurber
Circulation - Laura Scheuler