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Katydids join July summer symphony

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 11, 2016

Discover nature and learn more about Missouri’s loudest insect.

Katydid

MDC, St. Louis Zoo and local teen volunteers help restore federally-endangered beetle

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 08, 2016

This mysterious “undertaker” beetle plays a vital role in the ecosystems in which it lives.

American Burying Beetle

Summer camp is not over, MDC hosting a free one in KC

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 08, 2016

All ages welcome at Discovery Center's walk-in summer camp activities July 29

MDC's Gorman Discovery Center will offer summer camp style archery, games, nature crafts and campfire fun 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at 4750 Troost Ave. in Kansas City.

MDC Runge Nature Center hosts Powerful Pollinators event

Jul 07, 2016

Learn more about Missouri’s butterflies, wasps, and bees with MDC staff July 29

Kids looking at flowers

MDC offers youth frog gigging clinic Aug. 5 at BK Leach

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 07, 2016

Kids age 11-15 will get introduced to an entertaining and unique summer pastime.

A group of kids preparing to go frog gigging

Harrisonville angler catches state-record white crappie

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 07, 2016

Congratulations to Austin Campbell on breaking the state record by catching a 2-pound, 1-ounce white crappie with a trotline on an irrigation pond in Cass County.

Austin Campbell and Blake Moreland with the state-record white crappie

MDC and libraries partner for fishing gear checkout

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 06, 2016

Four Mid-Continent Library branches in KC metro provide loaner fishing tackle.

Discover Nature Fishing

MDC bands a bonus peregrine falcon in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 06, 2016

Biologists glad to see falcons nest again at Commerce Tower site 

A young male peregrine falcon gets examined.

MDC invites teachers to Discover Nature Schools training workshops in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jul 05, 2016

Register today to attend free workshop Aug. 3 or 5 for teachers of grades K-5.

Discover Nature Schools Teacher Workshop

MDC announces new private land conservationist for Ste. Genevieve, Perry counties

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 05, 2016

Kyle Lorenz has local knowledge, combined with conservation education and experience.

Kyle Lorenz

Teen job shadow leads to antler shed finds and a generational appreciation of conservation

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 05, 2016

There’s more to activities like shed hunting than the find.

Kegan Roberts

MDC partners with Lincoln University on Poplar Bluff Feral Hog Workshop

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 01, 2016

Free workshop addresses feral hog concerns and assistance available to landowners.

Feral Hog

MDC seeks public input for Settle's Ford Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 01, 2016

Public can comment in July on management plan for key waterfowl area.

Settle's Ford Conservation Area

MDC seeks public input for Montrose Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 01, 2016

Public can comment in July on management plan for area in Henry County.

Montrose Conservation Area

MDC seeks public input for Ray County Community Lake

News from the region

Northwest
Jul 01, 2016

Public can comment in July on management plan for fishing lake.

Ray County Community Lake

MDC hosts WET workshop for teachers in Hannibal

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 01, 2016

Water Education for Teachers workshop can help educators integrate importance of water into existing curriculum.

Register to attend a Water Education for Teachers (Project WET) workshop with MDC this July.

MDC: Landowner workshop shows prescribed fire as land, wildlife management tool

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 01, 2016

Landowners invited to free MDC prescribed fire workshop on Aug. 11 at Mineral Area College.

Prescribed Fire

MDC seeks public input on Big Tavern Creek and Lower Osage River accesses

News from the region

Central
Jul 01, 2016

Public can comment on draft management plans through July 31.

Fishing on Big Tavern Creek

MDC seeks public input on Hite Prairie and White conservation areas

News from the region

Central
Jul 01, 2016

Public can comment on draft management plans through July 31.

Hite Prairie Conservation Area

MDC offers private landowners payments for public access

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 30, 2016

Program aims to boost wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation opportunities.

MRAP

Registration for reallocation of Upper Mississippi waterfowl blind sites opens July 5

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 30, 2016

The online reallocation drawing will be held to allocate relinquished blind sites.

Duck Hunters

MDC invites families to free frogging clinic in Saline County July 29

News from the region

Central
Jun 30, 2016

Register youth ages 7-17 and a parent or mentor by July 27 to discover the challenge of frogging.

Kid With Frog

MDC Runge Nature Center invites kids to creek crawl

News from the region

Central
Jun 30, 2016

Kids can discover nature by exploring Nature Center creek with MDC staff July 15.

Kids in Creek

Jay Henges Shooting Range holds Hunter Education Day Camp July 25-29

Jun 30, 2016

Kids will get the chance to become hunter education certified and learn a number of outdoor skills at this free day camp.

Kid Shooting Gun

Cicadas begin their summer sounds in July

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 29, 2016

Discover nature and learn more about the periodical and annual cicada.

Up close picture of an annual cicada

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Lucas Bond
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Candice Davis
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Kristie Hilgedick
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Conservation Headquarters
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Joe Jerek
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Conservation Headquarters
573-522-4115
Francis Skalicky
(Southwest)
Francis.Skalicky@mdc.mo.gov
Southwest Regional Office
417-895-6880
Dan Zarlenga
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St. Louis Regional Office
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