Black walnuts, hickory nuts, and pecans are ripe and ready to gather. Find recipes for your bounty at short.mdc.mo.gov/Z3U.
Fall is upon us, which means the leaves will be turning. Look for fall colors on your favorite trees, including sassafras, sumac, black gum, and dogwood.
Tuesday, Sept. 19 • 6:30–8:30 p.m. Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110 Registration required; call 816-759-7300 by Sept. 14
Bushytails, bass, and bluegill will be on the menu with dishes prepared by Chef Katee McLean of Krokstrom Clubb and Market and Chef Travis Meeks of Kearney Culinary Academy. Learn how to skin a squirrel and fillet a fish to take advantage of some of the most common game in Missouri.
Thursday, Sept. 28 • 6–9 p.m. Jay Henges Shooting Range 1100 Antire Road, High Ridge, MO 63049 Registration required; call 636-938-9548 by Sept. 27
After the hunt or a day at the range, you’ll need to know how to properly clean your firearm. Join our experts as they go over the cleaning and care techniques of different types of firearms. You will learn what equipment and materials are needed to keep your firearm in top condition. Ages 11–15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Head to your nearest wetland toward the end of the month and through mid-October to catch a glimpse of white pelicans as they migrate through the Show-Me State.
Puffballs and other fall mushrooms are starting to appear. Grab your family and friends and go for a walk in the woods. You’re sure to find some native delicacies. But before you dine on your findings, make sure it’s edible. For more information, visit short.mdc.mo.gov/Zi6.
Here’s what’s going on in the natural world.
Ever have a lost or forgotten permit spoil your outdoor plans? Not anymore. MDC’s permits system lets you buy online, print your permit at home, and have it in hand immediately. You can even reprint the permit if you lose or damage it. Buy your permits online at mdc.mo.gov/permits
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