Outdoor Adventure

Discover Nature in Your Area

Find events, nature centers and conservation areas in your region.

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Field Guide

Get to know Missouri’s wildlife

Missouri’s first online field guide helps you identify and understand the plants, animals and mushrooms that make their home in the Show-Me state.

Was it a bird or butterfly?

Not sure what you just saw? Use our online field guide’s advanced search to identify Missouri’s plants, animals and mushrooms in your area.

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Trees Work

Tree And Forest Resources For You

Check out the list of resources for all of your tree questions.

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How Trees And Forests Benefit You

Find out all the awesome benefits of trees.

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Hot Topics

  • Common Plants and Animals Learn about Missouri's common plants, animals, and mushrooms, and get tips on how to avoid outdoor pests, such as chiggers, ticks and poison ivy. Read more
  • Cooking You had fun hunting, catching or gathering your quarry—now have more fun cooking and eating it. Browse recipes for Missouri's wild game and edibles. Read more
  • Discover Nature Programs Deepen your connections with nature and your family and friends. Offered through many MDC facilities and conservation areas, there's a Discover Nature program near you! Read more
  • Outdoor Recreation Enjoy outdoor Missouri? Use this section to get learn more about everything from birding to woodworking for wildlife. Read more
  • Outdoor Regulations Enjoy exploring nature on Missouri's conservation areas, but be sure to know the regulations. Even seemingly "low impact" activities can leaving a lasting impression on sensitive wildlife. Read more
  • Places to Go Find Missouri conservation areas, nature centers, fish hatcheries, natural areas, and shooting ranges where you can pursue your favorite outdoor activity close to home or around the state. Read more
  • Trees Work Did you know that being around trees lowers your blood pressure? Find out about trees' often surprising benefits, and learn what you can do to care for Missouri's trees and forests. After all, trees work! Read more
  • Wildlife Cameras Can't get outside? Watch Missouri wildlife from web cameras stationed around the state. Read more
  • Wildlife Restoration Browse Missouri's wildlife restoration success stories. Read more
  • Wildlife Reporting Among the large animals you might see in Missouri are black bears, coyotes, feral hogs and mountain lions. Use this section to learn more about them, their tracks and field signs, and to report sightings. Read more
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