From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
March 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.

Turkey Box Call Workshop

March 12 • Saturday • 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Ozark Region, Twin Pines Conservation Education Center, RT 1 Box 1998, Winona, MO 65588 Registration required, call 573-324-1381 Ages 12 and older

Participants will construct and decorate their own cedar box call. Local call maker Dave

Woods will be present to offer tips and tricks on using box calls during spring turkey season.

Nature Center At Night: A Fungus Among Us

March 17 • Thursday • 5–8 p.m. Southeast Region, Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, 2289 County Park Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 No registration required, call 573-290-5218 for more information

All ages, families Missouri is home to hundreds of mushrooms of all shades and shapes. Check out our display to learn about some of the most common mushrooms in the state.

Survival 101

March 19 • Saturday • 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. St. Louis Region, Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122 Registration required, call 314-301-1500 Ages 7–12

Learn survival skills like shelter building and fire starting, and find out what you need for your survival backpack.

Signs of Spring

March 19 • Saturday • 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Kansas City Region, Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110 No registration required, call 816-759-7300 for more information All ages

Going on a hike is a great way to experience the many sights and sounds of spring. Come make your own hiking stick at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. Then take a hike with us outside or enjoy one of our other springtime activities inside.

Discover Nature – Turkey Hunting Basics

March 26 • Saturday • 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Southwest Region, Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center, 4895 N. Farm Road 61, Ash Grove, MO 65604 Registration required, call 417-742-4361 All ages

Join us to discover the basics of turkey hunting in the spring. We will cover safety, scouting, calling, proper setup, shotgun ballistics, and much more.

Hunter Education Skills Session

March 29 • Tuesday • 5:30–9:30 p.m. Central Region, Department of Conservation Regional Office, 3500 East Gans Road, Columbia, MO 65201 Registration required, visit www.register-ed.com/programs/3 or call 573-815-7900 by March 22Ages 11 and older; students 16 and under need a birth certificate or proof of age

This skills session will satisfy part two of the Missouri Hunter Education requirements. To obtain hunter education certification, you must complete part one prior to attending this session.

Discover Nature – Women: Spring Workshop

May 13–15 • Friday–Sunday Northeast Region, Mark Twain Lake Registration required by April 15, contact Rob Garver 660-351-3129 or rob.garver@mdc.mo.gov Women 18 and older; girls 14–17 welcome if accompanied by an adult woman

Event will include archery, canoeing, boating, fishing, campfire cooking, and rifle, pistol, and shotgun shooting.

Also in this issue

Turkey

Longbeard Lessons

Spring turkey hunting school is now in session.

McBaine's Bur Oak

The Mighty Ones

Celebrating Missouri’s Champion Trees.

Painters outside

Conservation en Plein Air

Painters capture impressions of Missouri’s natural beauty at nearby conservation areas

And More...

Related content in this issue Related content in this issue
This Issue's Staff:

EEditor - 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