January 2013

Enjoy nature’s sweetest treat at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Tapping supplies for maple sugaring: drill, hammer, tap and container
Visitors of all ages will enjoy learning about the history, equipment and process of making maple syrup and sugar. More

Managed turkey hunt application deadline is Feb. 28

Wild Turkeys
MDC’s spring 2013 managed turkey hunts include ones for youth and people with disabilities. More

MDC offers women’s rabbit hunting clinic Feb. 9

Eastern cottontail rabbit in grassy field

MDC working with local landowners to limit CWD spread

CWD Core Area Map
Deer-reduction effort limited to area in Linn and Macon counties where CWD has been found. More

Eagles Days set for Mingo NWR and MDC Duck Creek CA

American Bald Eagle
Feb. 2 eagle viewing event provides chance to discover nature. More

MDC's Powder Valley Nature Center features night with falconers and birds of prey

falconry bird
Learn about falconry, see live raptors close up, enjoy a kids' craft station and bird discovery table — all for free! More

MDC confirms photo of mountain lion in Warren County

Mountain Lion in Warren County
Widely scattered sightings have been confirmed in Missouri and likely will continue. More

MDC to host Eagle Days in Clarksville

American Bald Eagle catching a fish
Discover nature by viewing our nation’s symbol at Eagle Days in Clarksville on Jan. 26 and 27. More

MDC plans water drawdowns at Four Rivers and Schell Osage

Drawdowns and survey will help with repairs and renovations on both wetland complexes to ensure productive wetlands in coming decades. More

Welcome the New Year with "The Big Year" for birds at MDC's Burr Oak Woods

Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center
Special programs will be held throughout the day on Jan. 12 for “The Big Year 2013: A Celebration of Birds at Burr Oak Woods.” More

Sample sweet treats from trees at Rockwoods Reservation’s Maple Sugar Festival

Pots Boiling at Rockwoods Maple Sugar Festival
Feb. 2 Maple Sugar Festival at MDC's Rockwoods Reservation offers visitors chance to discover nature at its most delicious. More

MDC's Runge Nature Center hosting volunteer open house

Join the volunteer team at Runge Nature Center. Learn more at Jan. 10 volunteer open house. More