January 2012

Snowy owls pinch hit at Smithville Lake Eagle Days

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Snowy Owl
Bald eagles, snowy owls and a chance to get outdoors on unseasonably warm winter days drew 3,000 visitors to Eagle Days events at Smithville Lake Jan. 7 and 8. More

Enjoy an Eagle Adventure at Runge Nature Center Jan. 28

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American Bald Eagle
Missouri offers numerous opportunities in winter to watch eagles in the wild. More

Springfield Nature Center to host “An Evening with Carter and Connelley"

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Singer-songwriting duo to perform environmental music with a message. More

MDC offers rabbit-hunting clinic for women

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Eastern cottontail rabbit in grassy field
Attend “Discover Nature-Women Rabbit Hunting with Beagles Clinic” at Duck Creek Conservation Area on Feb. 11. More

MDC showing new Leopold documentary at Cape Nature Center

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Green Fire film connects legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold with modern environmental projects. More

Springfield Nature Center to host "A Visit From John James Audubon"

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On Friday, Jan. 27, the Springfield Conservation Nature Center will receive a visit from one of America’s earliest and undoubtedly most famous naturalists. More

Attend upcoming workshops on landscaping with Missouri plants

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blackeyed susan
Seating is limited for February workshops at Lake Ozark and March ones in Columbia. More

Young male mountain lion trapped, released in Reynolds County

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Mountain lion recovering from sedative
The 122-pound cougar turned up in a live-trap on national-forest land. More