Saturday, March 10 • 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center 2289 County Park Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 Registration required, call 573-290-5218 for information Ages 14 and older
Workshop will include information on naturescaping, propagating native plants, creating a wildlife habitat, and the importance of pollinators. Gardeners and property owners alike will learn how to create a better habitat for wildlife.
Pileated woodpeckers will be working on their drum solos this month as they hammer away at nearby trees, establishing territories.
March is the perfect time to walk along your favorite trail and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring. Visit mdc.mo.gov/field-guide before you head out to learn more about the flowers, trees, and animals you’ll discover along the way.
With the warmer weather, turtles become active in late March. Watch for them as you become more active, too.
Keep your eyes trained on those huge bald eagle nests perched high in the treetops. There, you might catch a glimpse of bald eagle chicks as they begin to hatch.
Time to put up nest boxes. This time of year, bluebirds, purple martins, and bats are in search of places to call home.
Saturday, March 17 • 6–9:30 p.m. August A. Busch Conservation Area 2360 Hwy D, St. Charles, MO 63304 Registration required, call 636-441-4554 by March 16 All ages.
Witness a nature show that belongs to one of the strangest members of the bird world, the timberdoodle. Also look and listen for one of the loudest singers of the amphibian world, the spring peeper.
Don’t wait! Now is the time to head to one of MDC’s five shooting range and outdoor education centers to sharpen your skills and sight in your scope for spring turkey season.
Not a turkey hunter, but want to learn? Our staff of specialists can help you master firearms and archery, wildlife identification, and many other outdoor skills. Visit mdc.mo.gov/shootingranges to learn more.
Here’s what’s going on in the natural world.
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