July 2012

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops for landowners in southeast

Prescribed fire is a low-cost way for landowners to manage grasslands, CRP and old fields for forage production and to improve wildlife habitat. More

Grow Native! program takes root with Missouri Prairie Foundation

Purple Coneflower
A special ceremony “transplanting” Grow Native! to its new home will be on Aug. 30 following presentation by Doug Tallamy, acclaimed author of "Bringing Nature Home." More

Biologists say mussel population is healthy despite heat wave

Mussel Survey in Southeast Missouri
Mussels are indicators of water quality so they are doing well, it's a good indicator for water quality as well. More

Turn trash to treasure at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Visitors can view unique works of art made from items such as drift wood and limbs at Aug. 9 event. More

Explore Apple Creek with MDC during ‘Conservation Destination’

Conservation Destination events help give people ideas of where they can go to discover nature, whether in a group or on their own. More

Water shade trees to avoid drought stress


Discover nature at Runge Nature Center with exhibit by Missouri artist Pen Brady

Pen Brady Butterfly Art

Fish kills could be a continuing summer theme


July 13 dedication of new MDC central regional office to honor E. Sydney Stephens

E. Sydney Stephens Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center