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Register by August 16

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required.
In the heat of summer, the prairies are alive with flowers, insects, birds, and other wild animals. It may be hot out there, but we will learn a lot about the “cool” things on the prairie this month!
573-526-5544

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

The 8th block in our series, Birds and Blooms, is skullcap, a blue-purple native plant that blooms in late fall. Bring any quilting projects you might have to share for “show and tell”. Each month a pieces block pattern and embroidery pattern are provided. Anyone, 18 years old and up, quilter or nonquilter, are welcome to join us.
573-526-5544

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

The 8th block in our series, Birds and Blooms, is skullcap, a blue-purple native plant that blooms in late fall. Bring any quilting projects you might have to share for “show and tell”. Each month a pieces block pattern and embroidery pattern are provided. Anyone, 18 years old and up, quilter or nonquilter, are welcome to join us.
573-526-5544

Register by August 18

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Adults Registration required.
Did you know that the large paddle-shaped part of the prickly pear cactus are not leaves but thickened stems? Please join us to try your hand at watercolor painting. Leaders will take you through this unique way of painting and then you can take home your painting to frame. 573-526-5544

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

No registration required.
Pretty, powerful, predatory, and precious: words that describe dragon and damselflies. Join us as we explore the fascinating world of these amazing animals during this hands-on experience.
573-526-5544

Register by August 18

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Adults Registration required.
Did you know that the large paddle-shaped part of the prickly pear cactus are not leaves but thickened stems? Please join us to try your hand at watercolor painting. Leaders will take you through this unique way of painting and then you can take home your painting to frame. 573-526-5544

Register by August 21

Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join staff from the Missouri Department of Conservation and members of the Missouri Atlatl Association for an exciting lesson in the world of atlatls. Participants will learn about the history of the atlatl as well as techniques and strategies for throwing this primitive device. This event is open to all ages. Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Seating is limited,

Register by August 23

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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).
In the heat of summer, the prairies are alive with flowers, insects, birds, and other wild animals. It may be hot out there, but we will learn a lot about the “cool” things on the prairie this month!
573-526-5544

Register by August 25

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required.
Meet at the nature center, drive to Clifty Creek Natural Area in Maries County, and hike one or two of the best trails. Bring your wading shoes and join us as we hike the natural bridge and wade along the creek exploring. Some transportation is provided, but carpooling may be necessary. Bring lunch, water, insect repellant, wear comfortable hiking shoes, and come dressed for the weather. Trail Length: 2.5 miles. Terrain: Easy
573-526-5544

Register by August 28

Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required.
In the heat of summer, the prairies are alive with flowers, insects, birds, and other wild animals. It may be hot out there, but we will learn a lot about the “cool” things on the prairie this month!
573-526-5544

Register by September 6

Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 3-6 years).
In a single bound, you can see them leap a tall fence, flash white in the blink of an eye, snort, grunt, and stamp their feet. Calling all little “dears” to learn about the life of a white-tailed deer.

Register by September 7

Date: Friday, September 7, 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).
In a single bound, you can see them leap a tall fence, flash white in the blink of an eye, snort, grunt, and stamp their feet. Calling all little “dears” to learn about the life of a white-tailed deer.

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 8:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (ages 12+ years).
Are you new to birding or a seasoned birder? Either way, join us for a friendly, team birding competition at Runge. See how many species of birds you and your team can find. Enter your own team or call Runge to join one of ours. This a great way to learn about birds and to meet other birders in the area. Binoculars and field guides will be provided for those that need them.

Date: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: MDC Central Regional Office

My Great Adventure: Hunting the World's Most Beautiful Mushrooms
Featuring Taylor Lockwood, a professional photographer. Taylor’s work has appeared in the National Geographic magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fungi magazine, and many other publications. Praise for his work and vision to promote the beauty of mushrooms has gained him acclaim with mycologists, mushroom enthusiasts, photography critics, and nature lovers around the world.

Register by September 11

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 8+ years, children 8-15 accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult must also register). Runge volunteer Paul Winn will lead us at Lamine River Conservation Area in search of pollinators at work. We all recognize butterflies as important pollinators, and Paul will show us some other surprising members of this important natural community. Transportation will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 7:30am to 9:30am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (ages 10+ years). Join MDC naturalists and area birders as we discover the avian life that call Runge home. These short birding hikes are for beginners, seasoned birders, and every experience level in between. This is a great way to learn more about birds and meet area birders. We will gather near the front doors of the nature center. Binoculars and field guides will be provided for those that need them.

Register by September 12

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 16+).
Pioneers who settled Missouri did not have leisure time for relaxing with coloring pages. A century ago people worked harder to live in their natural world. Even though such life-sustaining skills are no longer essential, we have natural things in common with those times. Come join us to learn about ancient plants and animals which still live here as you color sheets we provide.

Register by September 13

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 13-18 years).
Learn how to safely handle and fire a shotgun. After meeting at the nature center, we will travel to an area range to discuss firearm safety and shooting technique, and to practice our newly learned skill. Participants must complete a permission form, available from the nature center.

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

No registration required.
Come hear how Missouri River Bird Observatory, a prime bird research organization, is educating the public about bird conservation through local and Missouri-wide initiatives.

Register by September 14

Date: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 0-2 years).
In a single bound, you can see them leap a tall fence, flash white in the blink of an eye, snort, grunt, and stamp their feet. Calling all little “dears” to learn about the life of a white-tailed deer.

Register by September 18

Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 3-6 years).
In a single bound, you can see them leap a tall fence, flash white in the blink of an eye, snort, grunt, and stamp their feet. Calling all little “dears” to learn about the life of a white-tailed deer.

Register by September 19

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 18+).
Meet at the nature center and drive to Knob Noster State Park, in Johnson County. Some transportation is provided, but carpooling may be necessary. Bring lunch, water, wear comfortable hiking shoes, and dress for the weather. Trail Length: 6 miles. Terrain: Moderate with rocks and/or roots.

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (ages 18+).
What’s a frugivore? Find out the answer to this and other unique facts about the rose-breasted grosbeak, the subject of our September block. Come for the quilting or just to enjoy the program.

Register by September 20

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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).
In a single bound, you can see them leap a tall fence, flash white in the blink of an eye, snort, grunt, and stamp their feet. Calling all little “dears” to learn about the life of a white-tailed deer.

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (ages 18+).
What’s a frugivore? Find out the answer to this and other unique facts about the rose-breasted grosbeak, the subject of our September block. Come for the quilting or just to enjoy the program.

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