From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
June 2016 Issue

Discover Nature

7 Ideas for Family Fun

 To find more events near you, call your regional office  or visit mdc.mo.gov and choose your region.

Kellogg Lake Kid’s Fishing Day

June 11 • Saturday • 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Southwest Region, Kellogg Lake, Carthage, MO 64836 No pre-registration required, call 417-629-3423 for more information Families, ages 15 and younger may fish Join us for the 15th Annual Kellogg Lake Kids’ Fishing Day. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at the pavilion, and then it’s on to the education stations and the freshly stocked lake for a morning of fishing fun. Bring your own pole or borrow one of ours. Bait and basic tackle will be provided.

Father’s Day Fishing — Pond to Plate

June 18 • Saturday • 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Southeast Region, Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, 2289 County Park Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 Registration required, call 573-290-5218 beginning June 1 All ages, families Come celebrate your father (or father figure). We’ll spend some of the morning fishing, then try a few fish recipes. Adult supervision required for ages 5–17. Attendees 16 and older must have a valid fishing permit.

What’s Going On?: Pollinator Power!

June 18 • Saturday • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Central Region, Runge Conservation Nature Center, 330 Commerce Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65102 No registration required, call 573-526-5544 for more information All ages, families Kick off National Pollinator Week (June 20–26) with activities and discovery tables. Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds are just a few examples of hardworking animals helping our native plants survive. Guided nature walks start at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Insects of the Prairie

June 18 • Saturday • 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Kansas City Region, Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110 All ages Join us to investigate the bountiful prairie insects that can be found in the soil, on plants, and in the air. We’ll practice our identification skills, and you’ll create insect art to take home with you.

Discover Nature Through Music With John Nilsen

June 24 • Friday • 7 p.m. St. Louis Region, Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122 Registration required, call 314-301-1500 Ages 12 and older Immerse yourself in nature through the music of John Nilsen and the photography of Missouri Department of Conservation photographer Noppadol Paothong. As one of the northwest’s largest selling musical artists, John has touched the lives of millions of listeners. John gains inspiration for his music through the beauty of nature.

Prairie Days

June 24 and 25 • Friday and Saturday Northwest Region, Dunn Ranch TNC, 16970 West 150th Street, Hatfield, MO. No registration required, call 816-271-3100 for more information All ages, families Camping is available. The two-day schedule includes a Friday night movie at 8:30 p.m., Saturday morning bird hike at 5:30 a.m., prairie festival Saturday from 8 a.m.–3 p.m., and much more.

You Certainly Can Can

June 25 • Saturday • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Ozark Region, Twin Pines Conservation Education Center, RT 1 Box 1998, Winona, MO 65588 No registration required, call 573-324-1381 for more information All ages Participants will learn how to preserve nature’s harvest through canning to enjoy any time of year.

Also in this issue

Grassy Pond Natural Area

Nature’s True Value

What would it cost to replace the free stuff nature gives us every day?

River Cleanup volunteers pose with a car bumper and bags of trash they picked up from the river

River Warriors

Missouri River Relief ’s battle to reclaim the river.

Bowhunters shooting at frogs

Bowfroggin’

Take your archery skills to the water this summer for a hopping good time.

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This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Angie Daly Morfeld
Art Director - Cliff White
Associate Editor - Bonnie Chasteen
Staff Writer - Heather Feeler
Staff Writer - Kristie Hilgedick
Staff Writer - Joe Jerek
Photographer - Noppadol Paothong
Photographer - David Stonner
Designer - Les Fortenberry
Designer - Marci Porter
Designer - Stephanie Thurber
Circulation - Laura Scheuler