MDC News from 05/2014

MDC Springfield Nature Center seeks comments on area plan

News from the region

Southwest
May 30, 2014

The public comment period for the draft plan is June 1-30.

Springfield Nature Center

Kids' fishing day set for Kellogg Lake

News from the region

Southwest
May 30, 2014
Discover Fishing

MDC welcomes new natural history biologist

News from the region

Southeast
May 30, 2014

MDC holding deer management open house June 16 in Rolla

News from the region

Ozark
Central
May 30, 2014

Stop by to learn about Department management goals and share your opinions.

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

Duck Creek CA to temporarily close Pool 1 for improvements

News from the region

Southeast
May 29, 2014
Photo shows American lotus flower pod at Duck Creek CA

Volunteer to help MDC with breeding bird survey

News from the region

Statewide
May 29, 2014

Volunteers need transportation, good hearing and eyesight, and the ability to identify birds in the area.

Volunteer Listening for Bird Calls

MDC seeking public input for J. Thad Ray Memorial Wildlife Area and Julian Steyermark Woods Conservation Area

News from the region

Northeast
May 29, 2014

A draft plan is available for public review from June 1 to June 30.

J. Thad Ray Memorial Wildlife Area

June Conservation Commission meeting agenda

News from the region

Statewide
May 29, 2014

Tentative agenda for the June 2014 meeting of the Missouri Conservation Commission

Janzow photo exhibit highlights southeast Missouri diversity

News from the region

Southeast
May 28, 2014

The exhibit is free and available to view any time during normal operating hours at the nature center, Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo Exhibit by Marcus Janzow

Indiana angler catches state-record quillback

News from the region

Southwest
May 28, 2014

Powder Valley Nature Center presents entertaining and educational concert by Ozark musicians

News from the region

St. Louis
May 23, 2014

The concert is free and open to the public. Space is limited and advanced registration is required by calling 314-301-1500.

Musical Duo of Mike Fraser and Tenley Hansen

Missouri Black Bear Project enters second phase

News from the region

Ozark
May 22, 2014
Black Bear Research Project

MDC hosts Youth Bowfishing Clinic

News from the region

Southeast
May 22, 2014

Participants will learn the basics of bowfishing on June 13 before trying the sport on June 14. Registration is required.

Young Man Bowfishing

MDC’s Discover Nature Fishing Program kicks off in St. Louis

News from the region

St. Louis
May 22, 2014

The program will introduce youths age 7-15, along with their families, to the sport of fishing through four progressive lessons that include a hands-on fishing experience.

MDC offers tips for avoiding tick-borne illnesses

News from the region

Statewide
May 22, 2014

A few simple precautions can dramatically reduce the potential for infection.

Image of a tick.

Join MDC for a tour of Spring Creek Ranch Natural Area May 24

News from the region

Northeast
May 21, 2014

The tour will highlight the area's savanna, the largest of its type in Missouri, and stream features. Register by May 23.

Photo of lead plant showing flowers and leaves

Wet a line with MDC at family fishing clinic in Kirksville May 31

News from the region

Northeast
May 21, 2014

There is no cost for the program, but preregistration is required by May 23.

Charlie Nelson and granddaughters fishing

Loess hills prairies offer wildflower rarities

News from the region

Northwest
May 19, 2014
Star School Prairie

Heavy rains impact wildlife, demonstrate value of wetlands

News from the region

Southeast
May 15, 2014

Squirrel, black-bass seasons open May 24

News from the region

Statewide
May 14, 2014

Two of Missouri’s most popular seasons open on the Memorial Day weekend.

An angler holds up a smallmouth bass for his wade-fishing buddy to see.

June events at Twin Pines focus on harvesting natural skills

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
May 14, 2014
Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Burr Oak Woods and Discovery Center offer summer fun

News from the region

Kansas City
May 14, 2014
Archery at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center

MDC honors Columbia Public Schools science coordinator

News from the region

Central
May 14, 2014
Mike Szydlowski accepts MDC O&E Partnership Award

2014 spring turkey harvest up for third year in a row

News from the region

Statewide
May 13, 2014

Harvest numbers reflect favorable weather and improved turkey production.

Mature gobblers like this one were plentiful this year.

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