To find more events near you, call your regional office, or visit mdc.mo.gov and choose your region.
March 7 • Saturday • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Central Region, Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center, 3500 East Gans Road, Columbia, MO 65201 Registration required, call Brian Flowers at 573-815-7901, ext. 3388 Ages 11 and older Learn about the unique tools and hunting methods that early Missourians used. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the University of Missouri’s Grayson Archery Collection.
March 7 • Saturday • 9:30–11 a.m. St. Louis Region, Rockwoods Reservation, 2751 Glencoe Road, Wildwood, MO 63038 Registration required, beginning Feb. 20. Call 636-458-2236 Adults Naturally resilient native grasses, sedges, flowers, shrubs, vines, and trees are great for home landscaping. Solve common gardening problems and attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and songbirds.
March 14 • Saturday • 9:30–11 a.m., St. Louis Region, August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, 2360 Hwy. D, St. Charles, MO 63304 Registration required, beginning Feb. 27. Call 636-441-4554 Ages 14 and older Ready to welcome purple martins back from South America? Learn how you can help conserve these beautiful insect-eating and cavity-dwelling swallows native to Missouri.
March 14 • Saturday • 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Southeast Region, Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, 2289 County Park Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 Registration required, beginning Feb. 3. Call 573-290-5218 Ages 16 and older Conservation Department and the Cape Girardeau County Master Gardeners host the 10th annual native plant seminar. Call the nature center about session times and guest speakers.
March 21 • Saturday • 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Southeast Region, Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, 2289 County Park Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 Registration required, beginning March 3. Call 573-290-5218 Women (including ages 14–17 accompanied by an adult female) A naturalist will lead you on the trails at these two beautiful natural areas. Waterfalls, hoodoos, and interesting plants are the stars of these two locations. Hike is 3.5 miles and rated moderate.
Saturday • March 28 • 10 a.m.–2 p.m Central Region, Runge Conservation Nature Center, Hwy 179, Jefferson City, MO 65102 No registration required All ages Native Missouri plants will be on sale through a variety of Missouri vendors. There will be native plant activities and resources available to help you with landscaping.
March 28 • Saturday • 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Southwest Region, Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center, 4897 N. Farm Road 61, Ash Grove, MO 65604 Registration required by March 27. Call 417-742-4361 All ages, families (15 and younger accompanied by adult) Spring turkey hunting offers some of the most challenging, exciting, and rewarding hunts in Missouri! Join us to sharpen your skills, learn new techniques, and gain confidence.
April 1 • Wednesay • 6–9 p.m. Southwest Region, Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, 201 W. Riviera Drive, Joplin, MO 64804 Registration required by March 30. Call 417-629-3423 All ages, families (15 and younger accompanied by adult) Spring turkey hunting offers some of the most challenging, exciting, and rewarding hunts in Missouri! Join us to sharpen your skills, learn new techniques, and gain confidence.
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