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Date: Friday, March 1, 2024 8:00 am - Sunday, March 31, 2024 5:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Raised on a farm in the Missouri river bottoms, Dan Brueggeman developed an early appreciation of wildlife and the out-of-doors. It wasn't until 1984 that the artist encountered his future vocation, when he met a decoy carver and was fascinated by the amount of realism obtainable in wood sculpture. Dan's first decoy, although it bears little resemblance to today's works, is still the most prized piece in his collection. In addition to the original waterfowl, Dan has expanded his focus to encompass songbirds, fish, game birds, mammals and raptors. He has been honored with numerous awards, including several "Best of Show" awards. His carvings currently grace many private and corporate art collections. The exhibition is located in the west wing at Runge and can be viewed through June 30, 2024.

Date: Friday, March 1, 2024 8:00 am - Sunday, March 31, 2024 5:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Artwork on display in lobby.
Date: Friday, March 1, 2024 8:00 am - Sunday, March 31, 2024 11:30 pm
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Powder Valley has a new Agents of Discovery mission! Test your knowledge and learn how wildlife swing into spring.

Agents of Discovery is an educational, free to play, mobile game.
Date: Friday, March 1, 2024 8:00 am - Sunday, March 31, 2024 5:00 pm
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
Calling all agents! In this Agents of Discovery mission, explore the natural beauty of Wood Duck Swamp. Using the app and trail prompts, complete challenges and answer questions as you walk through Wood Duck Swamp to complete the mission. Best of luck, agents!
Date: Friday, March 1, 2024 8:00 am - Sunday, March 31, 2024 5:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

From artist Terry Martin: "I was fortunate to grow up in Missouri, where there were lakes, streams, and rivers to explore. Mine is a state with a premier conservation effort! I had a bicycle and a fishing rod (a fortunate son!). As a boy, I was up at daylight each day and home when it got dark. I developed more and more of an interest in the wildlife and geography of my surroundings. I discovered artists like John James Audubon, Roger Tory Peterson, Maynard Reece, and fellow Missourian Charles W. Schwartz. Also of great influence were naturalists John Muir, Marlin Perkins, and Robert Bateman."

Terry Martin's art will be on exhibit in the Runge lobby until April 30. No registration required. All ages
Date: Friday, March 1, 2024 2:00 pm - Friday, March 29, 2024 3:30 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center
Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish, and turtles enjoy their feast every Tuesday and Friday. The snakes are fed on the second and fourth Wednesday (March 13 & 27).
Date: Monday, March 4, 2024 6:30 pm - Monday, March 4, 2024 8:30 pm
Location: Online only
Registration required by visiting bit.ly/winterlearning2024 (all ages) Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our currently landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our current standard of living on Planet Earth. The good news is that none of this is inevitable. Choosing the right plants for our landscapes will not only address the biodiversity crisis but help fight our climate crisis as well. Learn simple steps that each of us can, and must, take to reverse declining biodiversity, why we must change our adversarial relationship with nature to a collaborative one and why we, ourselves, are nature's best hope. Led by award winning author Doug Tallamy from the University of Delaware.
Registration period: February 23 - March 5
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 9:30 am - Tuesday, March 5, 2024 10:00 am
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Join us this month for two stories! We will be reading “Maple” and “Where the River Ends.”

Registration for this event is required.
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 10:00 am - Tuesday, March 5, 2024 11:00 am
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Get an up-close look at the fascinating feeding habits of Missouri venomous snakes! Join Powder Valley naturalists for the feeding of our captive snakes while learning more about the interesting lives of both copperheads and timber rattlesnakes. Open to all ages. No registration required.
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 11:00 am - Tuesday, March 5, 2024 11:30 am
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Come meet one of the ambassador snakes who calls Powder Valley home. Learn all about that species and hear about its journey of coming to live at the Nature Center. After the snake encounter, spend time enjoying the rest of the exhibits! An MDC naturalist and ambassador snake will be located inside the Nature Center lobby.