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Register by January 29

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Backyard winter birds are so fun to watch! Fly in to learn about and view these feathered friends.
**Registration required (ages 3-6)

Register by January 30

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Have you tied flies before and want to take the next step? This program is for intermediate tyers. We will explore new materials, techniques, and patterns.
**Registration required (ages 12+)

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Explore everything eagle with us during this annual adventure! There will be live eagle presentations by Dickerson Park Zoo at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm. Eagle viewing with high-powered scopes will be available at a nearby site. Plus, lots of lobby activities for all ages.
**No registration required, fun for all ages

Register by February 5

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

These silent, slimy salamanders are all around us in Missouri. Join us to have some slimy fun while we learn more about this elusive amphibian!
**Registration is required (ages 3-6 yrs)

Register by February 5

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Register by February 7

Date: Friday, February 7, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join us for some local trout fishing at McKay Park. We will be catching and keeping our fish! Please dress for the weather and meet MDC staff at the parking lot near the play area. Each participant must register. Each participant must have a trout permit to possess trout. Participants 16-64 also require a valid Missouri fishing license.

Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Saturdays @ Runge
Join us as we have fun learning about our elusive amphibian neighbor the salamander! We will have games, activities, and crafts in the lobby.
** No registration required; all ages welcome

Register by February 11

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Little Acorns PLUS
These silent, slimy salamanders are all around us in Missouri. Join us to have some slimy fun while we learn more about this elusive amphibian!
**Registration required** (at least one child in the 0-2 AND at least one child in the 3-6 age ranges.)

Register by February 13

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Have you ever wanted to learn how to identify birds found in your backyard? Join us as we prepare you to become citizen-scientists during the Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb. 14-17). Learn to use binoculars and field guides, and how to attract birds to your own backyard. Equipment will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
**Registration Required (ages 7-12)

Register by February 13

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join Laura Conlee, furbearer biologist, to learn about Missouri's growing black bear population. Topics will include bear biology, Missouri's black bear research project, and how to Be Bear Aware.

Register by February 15

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Learn about and create beautiful works of wearable art using a variety of natural items, such as deer antlers and turkey and duck feathers. All materials provided.

Register by February 18

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

These silent, slimy salamanders are all around us in Missouri. Join us to have some slimy fun while we learn more about this elusive amphibian.
**Registration required (ages 3-6 yrs)

Register by February 18

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Meet at the Nature Center and drive to Canaan Conservation Area in Gasconade County. Bring lunch, and water and dress for the weather.
Trail: Moderate, 5 miles.
**Registration required (ages 18+)

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join this volunteer-led activity and explore nature through stories and crafts. Activities are geared for ages 3-6, but siblings welcome.
**NO registration required

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Our quilt theme for 2020 is "Caves, Inside and Out". We will discover how caves are an integral part of the geology in Missouri and learn about the unique animal life that depend on this dark and wet environment. The quilt blocks depicting cave life will be abstract representations drawing on traditional quilt block designs. This month's block will feature cave fish.

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Our theme for 2020 is "Caves, Inside & Out", We will discover how caves are an integral part of the geology in Missouri and learn about the unique animal life that depend on this dark and we environment. The quilt blocks depicting cave life will be abstract representations drawing on traditional quilt block designs. This month's block will feature cave fish.
**No Registration Required**

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Saturdays @ Runge
Timberdoodle, bogsucker, Labrador twister, or night partridge. No matter what you call them, American Woodcock are fascinating creatures with many unique adaptations. Join us as we study and explore these odd-looking, Missouri birds.

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

February is the perfect time to get out and look for the earliest signs of spring. Nothing says "spring" more than the sky dance of the American woodcock. Join us at Runge as we learn about these fascinating birds and venture out to witness this magnificent display.

Register by February 27

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

The history of the "hawk" is interesting and surprising. Join us to learn first-hand how these tools have been used over the ages and practice some tomahawk throwing in our outdoor range. The outdoor range at Runge is not ADA accessible.
**Registration required (ages 10+, youth age 14 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult).

Register by February 28

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

These silent, slimy salamanders are all around us in Missouri. Join us to have some slimy fun while we learn more about this elusive amphibian!
**Registration required (ages 0-2)

Register by February 28

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Due to the specific weather conditions required, this will be a short-notice program that may be any day of the week during late February or early March. The date of February 28th is only a system placeholder. We will contact participants via phone and email the morning of the program with a specific start time. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Spring brings warm, wet weather... which mans salamanders are coming! The best time to find spotted salamanders is during their annual migration to their breeding ponds during the first warm, evening rain of the spring. Join us at Runge as we explore the migration and breeding habits of these slimy, secretive salamanders.

Register by February 29

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

We will be hiking a portion of Three Creeks Conservation Area. Please wear appropriate footwear, and dress in layers for all types of weather conditions, including rain. Bring your lunch and water.
*Registration Required (ages 18+)
*NOTE: Those wishing to meet us at the trailhead please call Runge a couple of days before the hike to find out the time and place to meet our group.
Location: Just south of Columbia Boone County.

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