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See live birds of prey, create wetland artwork, explore a beaver lodge, practice air rifle and archery skills, view live snakes and turtles, or watch retriever dogs in action. Visit more than 15 stations to learn about nature.
Learn about life in the Missouri Ozarks during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Attend demonstrations and workshops, including soap making, rug making, spinning, weaving, and more. Enjoy live music and a fish fry from 11 a.m.–1 p.m., or while supplies last.
Learn about including native plantings in your landscape, how to install a rain garden, what plants to select, and how they benefit wildlife. Handouts and native plants will be available.
This program will cover fish biology, tackle, fishing techniques, and cleaning. Lessons will be followed by a mentored snagging excursion on the Lake of the Ozarks. Two sessions available. Lunch will be provided.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the original music and groovy actions of WildHeart. Held inside if there is inclement weather.
Activities, demonstrations, and displays to help your family discover nature. Learn about recycling while making paper or play a game to explore the relationship between trees, water, and soil. Create tree cookie necklaces, watch forester demonstrations, and more!
Meet at Runge Conservation Nature Center for a short presentation and then carpool to Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area to identify waterfowl. Bring lunch or money to eat at a local cafe, plus binoculars. Spotting scopes and some binoculars provided. Please dress for the weather.
Show the world your idea of discovering nature in Missouri. Using your Google+, Instagram, or Twitter account, tag your Missouri nature photos with “#MDCdiscovernature.” Your photos will appear on our website at mdc.mo.gov/node/26255, where you can also read the contest rules. Every month, Department staff will select and post a winning photo. We’ll publish all of the monthly winners in the January 2015 issue of the Conservationist.
Editor In Chief - vacant
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair Terrill
Art Director - Cliff White
Staff Writer/Editor - Brett Dufur
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Photographer - Noppadol Paothong
Photographer - David Stonner
Designer - Stephanie Thurber
Circulation - Laura Scheuler