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Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages) Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday.

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages) Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive snakes enjoy their feast every other week.

Register by November 13

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (ages 3-5 with an adult) We bundle up in the fall and winter, but did you know animals also put on winter coats? Come in and discover some of Missouri’s critters who can add a layer of protection from the elements. Some run, some jump and some even fly! Registration required for youngster only.

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Join Volunteer Naturalist Joyce Tolliver as she reads a nature story and shares activities with your 2-6 year olds. Please, no organized groups. No registration required.

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Want to disappear? Join us and discover how colors help to hide or reveal animals!

Register by November 14

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Registration begins November 1 (ages 10–15)
Ready, aim, shoot! Learn the basic steps to shooting a bull’s-eye while we explore the use of archery as a management tool. Investigate urban deer issues through hands-on activities.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (ages 18+).
Flashes of yellow and black in a cedar tree may be a flock of cedar waxwings snacking on berries. This striking bird is the eleventh block in our “Birds and Blooms” series. Find out how to attract this bird to your landscape while sharing tips and ideas with other quilters.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (ages 18+).
Flashes of yellow and black in a cedar tree may be a flock of cedar waxwings snacking on berries. This striking bird is the eleventh block in our “Birds and Blooms” series. Find out how to attract this bird to your landscape while sharing tips and ideas with other quilters.

Register by November 16

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (For this program, you need one child in the 0-2 age range AND one child
in the 3-6 age range).
Black bear, black bear what do you see? I see children looking back at me. Lumber in with your favorite teddy bear and learn about the Missouri black bear.

Register by November 15

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Bring your furry family members for a naturalist-led hike to discuss the best ways to enjoy and conserve nature with your pup! Trail Among the Trees is approximately a 1.5-mile, moderately-difficult hike on natural surfaces. All dogs must be leashed, please bring waste bags. In case of inclement weather, the hike will be canceled.
*Please register each person attending. Once registered, please email Molly.Poe@mdc.mo.gov with total number of dogs.

Register by November 15

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Register by November 16

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 8:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Register by November 16

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Registration begins November 1 (ages 12+)
Enjoy the splendors of November and celebrate National Take a Hike Day by hiking through multiple different habitats at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge. What better way to relieve stress than go hiking through Southeast Missouri’s backyard. Children ages 12 and up must have an adult.
We won’t be going into areas where hunting on the refuge is taking place, however, please bring blaze orange to wear as safety precaution during hunting season. Also, bring a sack lunch, water, and any other personal items (insect repellant, sunscreen, etc.).

Register by November 16

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 8:15am to 5:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

While known for trout fishing, Roaring River State Park also has an array of hiking trails. Volunteer Naturalist Pat Stritzel will help you become familiar with their trail system. Meet at the nature center and carpool. Bring a sack lunch and water and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Hike is five miles and rated moderate to difficult. Ages 18-adult.

Register by November 17

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 9:00am to 9:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Missouri is a great place to visit and these winter visitors could not agree more. We’ll learn about the birds that migrate to our state in the winter and learn why they come here. Ages 0-2. Registration begins November 1.

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages) Fur is an important part of survival for Missouri’s mammals. It can insulate, camouflage or even send a message. During this program you will get to see and touch the pelts of many different mammals (no live animals will be present).

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) Kestrels, falcons and red-tailed hawks are some of the most fascinating raptors we will ever have the opportunity to experience in Missouri! Discover the mysteries of these regal birds as you observe live animal exhibits and participate in hands-on activities. Special live animal guests will be joining us from Lakeside Nature Center throughout the day.

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Register by November 17

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Missouri is a great place to visit and these winter visitors could not agree more. We’ll learn about the birds that migrate to our state in the winter and learn why they come here. Ages 0-2. Registration begins November 1.

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

No registration required.
Join us as we take a closer look at the ducks and geese that call Missouri home through activities and displays. Visit with members of the Missouri Duck Decoy Collectors group as they bring a variety of decoys from the last century and discuss the materials, artistry, creativity, skill, and ingenuity that went into making duck decoys.

Register by November 16

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Missouri is home to a wide array of animals and therefore habitats. This class will explore the main habitats of Missouri and how our wildlife uses them to survive, this class will also include a short hike to visit some habitat types around Rockwoods Reservation (Partial Lime Kiln Trail Hike, Difficulty: Easy)

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Register by November 16

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Join us for an invigorating mid- November hike of the Turkey Ridge Trail. As we progress along the trail we will talk about the habitat, food, habits,
and calls of wild turkeys. If we are really lucky we may even see or hear some wild turkeys. (Effort = Moderate 2.0 miles with hills) -- Registration is required.

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Register by November 17

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Registration begins November 1 (ages 12+)
Discover the many different plants you can harvest through the year to make jams and jellies. You will get a chance to make and take home some jams and jellies. Adult supervision is required for ages 12-17.

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