January 2012

Snowy owls pinch hit at Smithville Lake Eagle Days

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

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

MDC offers rabbit-hunting clinic for women

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attend upcoming workshops on landscaping with Missouri plants

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

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