MDC News from 07/2016

MDC offers revised “Wild Mammals of Missouri” reference book

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 14, 2016

Third edition offers more information on 72 native species and includes original and new illustrations.

The Wild Mammals of Missouri cover

MDC awards $338,490 in grants to 156 fire departments

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 13, 2016

Matching grants help rural fire departments buy gear and equipment to fight wildfires.

Wildfire in a field

MDC offers Field to Fork fish cooking lesson Aug. 16 in KC

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 12, 2016

Gorman Discovery Center will host cooking series as chefs prepare fish and game

MDC staff demonstrating how to clean and cook a fish.

Katydids join July summer symphony

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 11, 2016

Discover nature and learn more about Missouri’s loudest insect.

Green katydid on a green leaf

MDC, St. Louis Zoo and local teen volunteers help restore federally-endangered beetle

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 08, 2016

This mysterious “undertaker” beetle plays a vital role in the ecosystems in which it lives.

American Burying Beetle

Summer camp is not over, MDC hosting a free one in KC

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 08, 2016

All ages welcome at Discovery Center's walk-in summer camp activities July 29

students and adults explore a patch of wildflowers

Harrisonville angler catches state-record white crappie

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 07, 2016

Congratulations to Austin Campbell on breaking the state record by catching a 2-pound, 1-ounce white crappie with a trotline on an irrigation pond in Cass County.

Austin Campbell and Blake Moreland with the state-record white crappie

MDC offers youth frog gigging clinic Aug. 5 at BK Leach

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 07, 2016

Kids age 11-15 will get introduced to an entertaining and unique summer pastime.

A group of kids preparing to go frog gigging. They have headlamps and are carrying gigs.

MDC Runge Nature Center hosts Powerful Pollinators event

Jul 07, 2016

Learn more about Missouri’s butterflies, wasps, and bees with MDC staff July 29

Kids looking at flowers

MDC bands a bonus peregrine falcon in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 06, 2016

Biologists glad to see falcons nest again at Commerce Tower site

Three biologists examine a young male peregrine falcon

MDC and libraries partner for fishing gear checkout

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 06, 2016

Four Mid-Continent Library branches in KC metro provide loaner fishing tackle.

Two MDC volunteers demonstrate a fishing rod to two children and their parents at a picnic bench by a pond.

MDC invites teachers to Discover Nature Schools training workshops in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jul 05, 2016

Register today to attend free workshop Aug. 3 or 5 for teachers of grades K-5.

Teachers examine a butterfly milkweed

MDC announces new private land conservationist for Ste. Genevieve, Perry counties

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 05, 2016

Kyle Lorenz has local knowledge, combined with conservation education and experience.

Kyle Lorenz

Teen job shadow leads to antler shed finds and a generational appreciation of conservation

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 05, 2016

There’s more to activities like shed hunting than the find.

Kegan Roberts

MDC seeks public input on Big Tavern Creek and Lower Osage River accesses

News from the region

Central
Jul 01, 2016

Public can comment on draft management plans through July 31.

Kayaker fishing on Big Tavern Creek

MDC partners with Lincoln University on Poplar Bluff Feral Hog Workshop

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 01, 2016

Free workshop addresses feral hog concerns and assistance available to landowners.

Feral Hog

MDC seeks public input on Hite Prairie and White conservation areas

News from the region

Central
Jul 01, 2016

Public can comment on draft management plans through July 31.

Green flowering field at Hite Prairie Conservation Area

MDC: Landowner workshop shows prescribed fire as land, wildlife management tool

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 01, 2016

Landowners invited to free MDC prescribed fire workshop on Aug. 11 at Mineral Area College.

Worker using a drip torch at a prescribed fire.

MDC hosts WET workshop for teachers in Hannibal

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 01, 2016

Water Education for Teachers workshop can help educators integrate importance of water into existing curriculum.

An instructor and teachers wading in a stream on a sunny summer day

MDC seeks public input for Ray County Community Lake

News from the region

Northwest
Jul 01, 2016

Public can comment in July on management plan for fishing lake.

A just-caught sunfish in an angler's hand at Ray County Community Lake

MDC seeks public input for Montrose Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 01, 2016

Public can comment in July on management plan for area in Henry County.

Waterfowl landing on a pond at Montrose Conservation Area

MDC seeks public input for Settle's Ford Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 01, 2016

Public can comment in July on management plan for key waterfowl area.

Rocky streambed at Settle's Ford Conservation Area

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