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Register by February 29

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

2020 has a whole extra day. You know what that means? An extra day on the trail. Join us at the nature center for a hike on White Oak Trace. Be sure and wear clothing appropriate for the weather and hiking shoes. A refillable water bottle and walking stick are optional.

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Ever wonder what it takes to keep all the nature center reptiles, amphibians, and fish happy? Thanks to some amazing animal care volunteers, they are fed a delicious smorgasbord of crickets, worms, minnows, and more! Drop by to visit with the volunteers and staff as they feed the hungry critters. Youth and adult groups welcome.

Date: Friday, March 6, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Interested in foraging for wild mushrooms such as morels but don’t know where to begin? This is the perfect presentation for you! Program will include in-depth information about morel mushrooms and other beginner friendly fungi, including where to find them, how to identify safely, and more. This class is just weeks before the start of the morel season, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn a new skill.

Register by March 7

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Come enjoy a naturalist-lead hike at two of Missouri’s beautiful natural areas. As we explore these areas, we’ll experience waterfalls, unique rock features, interesting plants, and we’ll keep our eyes peeled for animals along the way! Hike is 3.5 miles and rated moderate.

Register by March 7

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Celebrate our state bird by providing it with a place to raise its young. Delve into the natural history of these birds as we reveal what it takes to be a responsible bluebird landlord. Each family will get to build and take home a bluebird house. Please register one adult family member online.

Register by March 13

Date: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Grasses can be some of the more challenging plants to identify. Join University of Illinois Extension Educator, Erin Garrett, for a fun and hands-on class on the basics of grass Identification. Learn how to identify more than a dozen species so that you may better understand your property or the grasslands around you.

Register by March 14

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 8:15am to 2:45pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Registration begins February 14 (ages 16+)
This year our theme is “Your Yard Can Make a Difference.” Keynote speaker Matt Lebon will talk about having your landscape and eating it, too. Other topics this year include: Ornamentals Gone Wild; Missouri Orchids; Fire: Friend or Foe; and Gardening Without Chemicals. Hands-on sessions will be Plant Propagation and Helping the Native Bees in your yard. To register call 573-290-5218 and a form will be emailed to you. Registration not necessary to visit with vendors but is required for free seminar participation.

Register by March 18

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Do you have what it takes to survive the wild? Through hands-on activities, we will learn the important steps you need to take if you ever find yourself stranded in the wilderness.

Register by March 19

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Do you have what it takes to survive the wild? Through hands-on activities, we will learn the important steps you need to take if you ever find yourself stranded in the wilderness.

Register by March 19

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Do you have what it takes to survive the wild? Through hands-on activities, we will learn the important steps you need to take if you ever find yourself stranded in the wilderness.

Register by March 19

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Trees are amazing from their roots to their leaves. After a basic tree anatomy presentation, we will use wire and beads to construct a tree pendant. Your tree can be as unique as you are!

Register by March 20

Date: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 7:00am to 8:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Welcome the first day of spring at sunrise on White Oak Trace. It may be too early for spring wildflowers but there surely will be signs of spring. Enjoy the morning and the trail.

Register by March 21

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

This hike will include a short trail down to a waterfall (rain will determine if it is running). A longer loop trail is about one mile. It includes some beautiful sandstone and maybe some early wildflowers. This hike is listed as moderate and may be a little slick if wet. Please wear good hiking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Bring a refillable water bottle and lunch if you wish. We will take a break to eat lunch on the trail.

Register by March 21

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Hickory Canyons Natural Area

This hike will include a short trail down to a waterfall (rain will determine if it is running). A longer loop trail is about one mile. It includes some beautiful sandstone and maybe some early wildflowers. This hike is listed as moderate and may have some slick spots if wet. Please wear good hiking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Bring a refillable water bottle and lunch if you wish. We will take a break to eat lunch on the trail.

Register by March 21

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Spring is the perfect time to see some cute new critters! There are lots of new babies hiding in nature. We’ll talk about some you might see and what we should do when we find wild babies.

Register by March 21

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

The first day of spring is a wonderful time to get out and enjoy dropping a line in. Join us as we learn the basics of fishing and play some fun fish-related games. We will get a chance to head out to the park lake and try our hands at catching the big one! All fishing equipment will be provided. Meet at the nature center.

Register by March 24

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Spring is the perfect time to see some cute new critters! There are lots of new babies hiding in nature. We’ll talk about some you might see and what we should do when we find wild babies.

Register by March 28

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Celebrate spring by learning about our bluebird of happiness! These pretty little birds are very busy this time of year raising a family. Through interactive play we will discover what it takes to be a bluebird parent.

Register by March 28

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Who needs a motor? Kayaks offer a peaceful, relaxing way to fish small lakes. Learn how to paddle a kayak, and the finer points of fishing from one. Kayaks will be provided, and fishing rods and other tackle can be if desired. All participants are required to show proof of a current fishing permit. During this program we will practice catch and release fishing only. Meet at the nature center and bring weather appropriate clothing, water bottle, and a sack lunch.

Register by March 28

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Celebrate spring by learning about our bluebird of happiness! These pretty little birds are very busy this time of year raising a family. Through interactive play we will discover what it takes to be a bluebird parent.

Register by March 28

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Be right on target! Try your hand at archery and experience a fun way to enjoy the outdoors. All archery equipment will be provided. Adult supervision is required for ages 9-17.

Register by April 2

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Create a unique wearable work of art while using a deer shed to make a set of dangle earrings, post earrings, or a necklace pendant. Join us as we examine deer antlers and shed hunting as you craft your jewelry. This will be a hands-on class during which participants will make their own jewelry.

Register by April 4

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Let’s get ready for spring wildflowers by learning a little basic botany. After venturing outside to collect a specimen, each family will build one wooden flower press and learn how to use it using an already pressed specimen. Space available for up to 12 families. Each group must have at least one adult present. Please register one person per family.

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

What is a salamander? Where do they live? Are they lizards? Why do I only see them in the spring? Salamanders are secretive critters. Stop by the nature center to get an up-close look and learn a little about these slimy hiders.

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Ever wonder what it takes to keep all the nature center reptiles, amphibians, and fish happy? Thanks to some amazing animal care volunteers, they are fed a delicious smorgasbord of crickets, worms, minnows, and more! Drop by to visit with the volunteers and staff as they feed the hungry critters. Youth and adult groups welcome.

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