April 2012

Hotdogs for Corby Pond to highlight planned improvements

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Frohna man pleads guilty to wildlife violations

Luckey Evidence
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Bear awareness extra important in springtime

A seasonal uptick in black-bear reports emphasizes the importance of precautionary measures. More

Tree City USA awards presented to area cities

Riverbreaks Burr Oak
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Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Third Annual BioBlitz set for June 9 and 10

Image of Gray-Headed Coneflower.
In addition to plant and animal surveys, there will be potluck picnic dinner, stargazing, nocturnal insect observations and free tent camping on the prairie. More

Cape Girardeau Nature Center to hold Women’s Fishing Clinic

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Discover Nature at Women's Fishing Clinic on June 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. More

Discovery Center hosting exhibit by landscape artist Thomas Cole

A View of the Round Top by Thomas Cole
Discover nature through "Wild Land, Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting" at the Discovery Center through May 25. More

Mountain lion sighting confirmed in Grundy County

Grundy County Mountain Lion
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John Heckmann named 2011 Missouri Tree Farmer of the Year

2011 Tree Farmer John Heckmann and Family
Learn more by visiting Heckmann’s Bear Valley Tree Farm during landowner conference June 2. More

First-week turkey harvest rebounds

Jakes make the difference. More

FalconCam shows three chicks in nest with two eggs left

Peregrin falcon inspecting her egg
Watch the FalconCam at mdc.mo.gov/node/16934. More

Oz Hawksley named Master Conservationist

This college professor, outdoor-skills educator and author has inspired generations of citizen and professional conservationists. More