Get Out!

By MDC | March 1, 2019
From Xplor: March/April 2019

Fun things to do and great places to discover nature.

  1. Time to put up bluebird nest boxes!
  2. Celebrate World Wildlife Day March 3 by learning what kinds of wildlife live
  3. near you. Visit to see what to look for right now.
  4. Bag some mushrooms. Dimpled and delicious, morels begin popping up on Missouri’s forest floors in mid-April. To be safe, go with an experienced mushroom hunter.
  5. Watch for water striders on streams when the weather is warm.
  6. Help a turtle cross the road, but only if it’s safe to do so.
  7. Are you age 9 or older? Sign up for Basic Archery for Families at Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center in the St. Louis area. Call 636-300-0258 to register by March 22.

Looking for more ways to have fun outside? Find out about Discover Nature programs in your area at


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