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Registration period: September 28 - October 28
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021 9:00 am - Saturday, October 30, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for all attending (adults and families with children of all ages)

Everyone is welcome, wear your Halloween costume if you like and spend a little family time fishing this Halloween season. Everyone gets to fish but we'll also have fishing themed games and prizes for the biggest fish of the day and scariest costume.
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (ages 2+)

Join us for story hour as we lead you on fantastic nature adventures! We will meet birds, mammals and all sorts of magnificent creatures! We will cross rivers, discover mysteries within the forest and fly across the prairies. Our imaginations are the only limits.
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021 1:00 pm - Saturday, October 30, 2021 4:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)

Nature may sometimes seem creepy, but every creature has a job in the web of life. Search for the next clue to guide you on a unique exploration while meeting costumed and real life “creepy” critters at staffed stations along the trail. For this all-outdoor program, dress for the weather. Total walking distance is about one mile. Start at the Missouri Tree Trail trailhead to pick up a clue sheet to help you find your way. Staff will be at various stations with “creepy” critters and to help guide you.
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021 9:00 am - Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:00 am
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)

Project Feeder Watch 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 welcome. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours.
Registration period: October 25 - November 8
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 10:00 am - Tuesday, November 9, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for youngster only (ages 3-5 with an adult)

Ah the turkey! This beloved bird sure is strange. From the way they talk, to the way they walk, turkeys are one of the most interesting critters in Missouri. Join us on a discovery of this almost national emblem.
Registration period: October 25 - November 8
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 1:00 pm - Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for youngsters only (ages 3-5 with an adult)

Ah the turkey! This beloved bird sure is strange. From the way they talk, to the way they walk, turkeys are one of the most interesting critters in Missouri. Join us on a discovery of this almost national emblem.
Registration period: October 25 - November 9
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:00 am - Wednesday, November 10, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for youngsters only (ages 0-36 month with an adult)

Fall can be a great time to explore the forest. Bring your little one to a fun scavenger hike in the colorful fall forest of Burr Oak Woods.
Registration period: October 25 - November 12
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021 10:00 am - Saturday, November 13, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (all ages)

Seldom seen, the bobcat is an expert at stealth among Missouri’s fields & forests. Come on in and learn about the features that make this cat so successful as a wild predator.
Registration period: November 1 - November 15
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:00 pm - Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (adults)

They aren’t just shade, shelter, and food. They have amazing medicinal qualities.
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021 1:00 pm - Saturday, November 20, 2021 3:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)

Meet me on the Missouri Tree trail for a special up-close look at some of nature’s marvels! Trail pop ups to include skins and skulls, Missouri’s mighty trees & birds of Missouri.
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 11:00 am - Saturday, November 27, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center
Join us for a story hour as we lead you on fantastic nature adventures! We will meet butterflies, birds, mammals and all sorts of magnificent creatures! Our imaginations are the only limits.
Registration period: November 1 - November 26
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 1:00 pm - Saturday, November 27, 2021 1:30 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (all ages)

What in nature are you most thankful for? Search the trails near the Nature Center to find hidden “pumpkins” of knowledge about special things only the natural world can do for us. Collect four gratitude pumpkins to redeem for a special prize.
Registration period: November 1 - November 26
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 1:45 pm - Saturday, November 27, 2021 2:15 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (all ages)

What in nature are you most thankful for? Search the trails near the Nature Center to find hidden “pumpkins” of knowledge about special things only the natural world can do for us. Collect four gratitude pumpkins to redeem for a special prize.
Registration period: November 1 - November 26
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 2:30 pm - Saturday, November 27, 2021 3:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (all ages)

What in nature are you most thankful for? Search the trails near the Nature Center to find hidden “pumpkins” of knowledge about special things only the natural world can do for us. Collect four gratitude pumpkins to redeem for a special prize.