The Cape Girardeau Nature Center offers hands-on exhibits for all ages, a scientific research laboratory, freshwater aquariums, an indoor wildlife-viewing area, an outside nature trail, and catch-and-release fishing pond.
The December gallery display at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center is a collection of photographs titled, "Oh, what beautiful things you'll see" by Bridget Jackson, an MDC education consultant. Jackson's lens is focused on beauty she finds in the less obvious parts of nature. (Photo by Bridget Jackson)
MDC is currently seeking public input about future management of Catawissa Conservation Area in Franklin County. Those interested in viewing and commenting on the area’s 10-year management plan are invited to share their ideas at mdc.mo.gov/areaplans by April 30.
More than 400 channel catfish were stocked in lakes at the Fountain Bluffs Sports Complex in Liberty on Tuesday, Sept. 30. These catfish were released by Annie Gleckler, an MDC fisheries resource assistant. Almost 85,000 channel catfish raised at MDC's Lost Valley Hatchery in Warsaw were stocked recently in various community lakes in Missouri.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature. Read more about our mission.