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Register by November 2

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

Registration required. (Ages 5 and up)
Watching birds at feeders is a fun activity for the family and a great way to engage children in nature. Learn more about which birds are commonly seen in Missouri’s backyards in the winter and how you can attract them. Each family will receive one hanging platform feeder to assemble and take home to help begin your birdwatching adventures.

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
Use all your amazing mammalian senses as we learn about both common and rare species of mammals in Missouri. View the outdoors from their point of view as we head out on the trail in search of mammal signs. We will create and taste test something that only mammals can make!

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 3:00pm to Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 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: Monday, November 4, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Pineville Community Building

Workshop is free.
Proper pruning techniques, why to prune, basic biology, How to Hire an Arborist will be presented.
Registration is requested but not required at 417-629-3434 or email jon.skinner@mdc.mo.gov.

Register by November 5

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Missouri's Elk population is growing! Join us to learn more about this sensational cervid! We will have fun with elk activities, crafts, and even an elk hunting game!
Registration Required (at least one child in the 0-2 AND at least one child in the 3-6 ranges).

Register by November 6

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

The forest provides a feast for wild animals. Did you know we can eat some of the same wild things? Want to devour some weeds like a duck? Bite some bark like a beaver? How about sip from a stream like a skunk? Let’s learn about the food the forest provides for us and all the animals

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Scamper on in to play like a squirrel as we learn more about the squirrely antics of these climbing creatures. Please no organized groups. Ages 3-6.

Register by November 7

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

The forest provides a feast for wild animals. Did you know we can eat some of the same wild things? Want to devour some weeds like a duck? Bite some bark like a beaver? How about sip from a stream like a skunk? Let’s learn about the food the forest provides for us and all the animals.

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Scamper on in to play like a squirrel as we learn more about the squirrely antics of these climbing creatures. Please no organized groups. Ages 3-6.

Register by November 7

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

The forest provides a feast for wild animals. Did you know we can eat some of the same wild things? Want to devour some weeds like a duck? Bite some bark like a beaver? How about sip from a stream like a skunk? Let’s learn about the food the forest provides for us and all the animals.

Register by November 5

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: Tower Grove Park-Stupp Center

Gifts To and From Nature
November 7 • Thursday • 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
(All ages)
Fall is a favorite time to discover the beauty of nature. Use natural materials to create a masterpiece all your own. All supplies will be provided for you to decorate a wreath or invent your own décor. You’ll leave with a gift for you and one for wildlife in your backyard. Meet at the Stupp Center in Tower Grove Park.

Register by November 6

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Winter is coming and so is wildlife looking for new homes to stay warm. Are they planning on taking yours over? Don’t lose the battle! This program will offer tips and suggestions for homeowners on how to keep or stop nuisance wildlife from entering your house and the common entry points they use. Learn about the different types of wildlife that commonly cause problems and what you can do to keep wildlife in the wild. (Reservations begin October 7th).

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019 - 3:00pm to 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 on Friday.

Register by November 7

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Registration required; begins Oct 15. (All Ages) Come join our staff in a fun-filled camping adventure! Learn multiple techniques of fire starting and how to safely set up your fire circle. Once the fires are successfully started, we will start with the preparation and cooking of some delicious camp side food. After we thoroughly enjoy our feast of homemade food, we will sit around the campfire, sharing stories and enjoying some s’mores. .

Register by November 8

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

Save money and use more of your harvest by learning how to process your deer at home with simple steps and minimal equipment. Local experts will demonstrate and answer questions on how to field dress, divide up the deer into common cuts and store meat for later use. registration is required.

Register by November 8

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Enjoy an evening with the Missouri Department of Conservation’s award-winning photographer Noppadol Paothong as he returns to share his nature photography and 25 years of conservation successes. Nop’s stories and awe-inspiring photography instill a deep sense of wonder for Missouri’s outdoor world. Ages 12-adult.

Register by October 28

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 5:00am to Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: Lost Valley Hatchery

To be eligible for this hunt, participants cannot have previously filled an archery deer permit. State wide regulations apply. For more information call 660-530-5500
Mark Miller

Register by November 9

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 8:15am to 2:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

The Cedar Gap Plateau is recognized as the second highest point in Missouri. Volunteer Pat Stritzel will lead you to this point and to where three watersheds begin – Gasconade River, Finley River, and Bryant Creek. Meet at the Nature Center and carpool. Bring a sack lunch and water and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Hike is approximately four miles and rated moderate. Ages 18-adult.

Register by November 9

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Tywappity Community Lake

As the colors of fall begin to fade, come hike the Tywappity Lake trail to discover how Missouri’s critters prepare themselves for the cold months to come. The hike, which is roughly 1.5 miles, will allow for beautiful views of this scenic lake. Participants are asked to bring water, appropriate clothing for the weather, shoes for hiking, and a backpack with sack lunch. Meet at the nature center, transportation will be provided.

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Lower Dover Hill Park

Workshop is free.
Registration is requested, but not required. Call 417-629-3434 or email jon.skinner@mdc.mo.gov.
Local ISA Certified Arborists and SAF Certified Foresters will lead small groups to prune trees in the park.
Bring your tree pruning tools. Pole pruners and pole saws will be useful.

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. Join us as we participate in this citizen scientist project. Your bird counts help the Cornell Lab track what is happening in your own backyard and helps track long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance. Birders of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours.

Register by November 7

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Register by November 4

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Southwest Regional Office

Learn about feeding backyard birds in preparation for the winter season. Participants will learn about feeder set up, the kind of birds to attract, and developing habitat to enhance your yard for feeding birds.

Register by November 8

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

Join us for a hike along Lake Taneycomo to view fall colors. Meet at the Conservation Center at Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery. After the hike we will return to the Conservation Center to do leaf rubbings and learn more about why leaves change color. Registration is required. Call 417-334-4865 ext 0 for more details.

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Cosmo-Bethel Lake

Come on out to Cosmo Bethel Lake and join us for some fly fishing! In this clinic we will teach the basics of fly fishing. There will be an intro to fly fish portion where we will go over some of the history behind it, then go into what all you need to get started with fly fishing and how to use all these things. We will also be going over the difference between using flies and using lures. To finish it all out you will learn how to cast and then get to do some fishing! This is a great way to try something new with the family! If you like fishing but have been looking for more of a challenge I offer you to come on out and see just what fly fishing is all about. Again, this is a beginner’s course, so no experience is need, this is definitely a great way to get together and have lots of fun! Make sure to wear the appropriate clothing, and bring a water or something to drink if you would like. Also if you are 16 or older you must have a fishing license. This will be catch and release only.

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