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Date: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Have you ever seen a butterfly in the snow? Probably not. Butterflies can't survive cold weather, so when winter comes, many butterflies fly to warmer places. Woodchucks don't like cold weather either but they don't migrate; they hibernate. Join us to read Animals in Winter, by Henrietta Bancroft, and find out how other animals cope with winter's worst weather!

Register by December 11

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

– Join us for a fun time making different crafts with items from nature! Make a tree ornament for a family member or a feathered friend. All materials and supplies will be provided to help you create a special gift made from natural items.

This workshop is for families of all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please call (660) 785-2420 to register for Nature Craft Night.

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

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

It’s time to get out and find just the right tree for the holidays. Though a fake tree might do just as well, there are many different beautiful trees found in Missouri that make wonderful Christmas trees. Join us to learn how to select the perfect tree, what to consider, and how to help your tree live on long after the holidays. We will also make a Christmas tree ornament to take home!

Register by December 14

Date: Friday, December 14, 2018 - 6:00am to 7:30am

Location: Admiral Coontz Recreation Center

Do you love watching birds at you feeder? Are you craving the ability to identify each one of them? Missouri is a great place to watch birds. Come out to the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Admiral Coontz Armory on December 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm to learn tips and tricks to identification of birds and how to attract more birds to your backyard.

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Where do animals go during the winter? What exactly goes on under the ice of our ponds, lakes and rivers? Who lives there? Join us and find out the answers to those questions and more!

Register by December 21

Date: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Join us to make holiday items to hang outside for the birds to enjoy including pinecone & suet bird feeders! To ensure that we have enough supplies for everyone, please register online.

Date: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Birds of Prey, otherwise known as Raptors, are unique from other types of birds in that they hunt and feed on other animals. Join us to learn all about Raptors in Missouri.

Register by January 11

Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 8:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Hunnewell Hatchery

Come join us for a morning of fun learning about ice fishing! Participants will learn about ice fishing during a classroom portion followed by a hands on skills portion outside. Participants will need to dress in layers to accommodate the change in temperatures. In the event that there is not ice on the lake we will still hold the class. Participants are encouraged to purchase permits prior to the class, bring a sacked lunch as there are no local options, ice cleats and bring a bucket or chair to sit on while on the ice. Fishing supplies are available but limited, including bait. This class is open to all ages, however anyone 15 years of age or younger needs to be accompanied by an adult. This is a free class open to the public. Registration is required. The class will only be canceled in the event of inclement weather such as freezing rain or blizzard like conditions.

Register by January 18

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

If you have ever wanted to learn about tying flies but never had the opportunity, now is your chance! Join the Missouri Department of Conservation for a fun filled morning learning the basics of tying flies. Three flies will be tied and more if time allows! All supplies will be provided, except reading glasses. Please bring those if needed. The hooks can get awful small! Registration is required. Anyone 15 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Please look for the Discover Nature signage when entering the parking lot.

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