MDC News from 04/2017

Learn to navigate with map and compass at MDC’s Runge Nature Center

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Central
Apr 28, 2017

Register to attend an introductory workshop on May 10 or 11 for ages 6 and older.

MDC staff teaching attendees how to read a compass.

MDC presents 2017 Arbor Award of Excellence to Hannibal business

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Northeast
Apr 28, 2017

BASF plant celebrates anniversary with MDC, Hannibal Tree Board partnerships

MDC presented the 2017 Business or Institution Arbor Award of Excellence to BASF at the Missouri Community Forestry Council Conference in Springfield

MDC’s Discover Nature—Fishing classes ramp up in St. Louis area

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St. Louis
Apr 28, 2017

This free program teaches the basics of fishing to youths and families.

boy fishing on bank

Build a better world with May programs at Cape Nature Center

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Southeast
Apr 28, 2017

Discover Nature in May with music, Bio Blitz, and hikes.

Cape Girardeau Nature Center.

Great Missouri Birding Trail comes to Springfield

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Southwest
Apr 28, 2017

Public invited to attend May 11 event at Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

Logo for the Great Missouri Birding Trail.

Pretend to be a biologist at Cape Nature Center’s Bio Blitz May 6

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Southeast
Apr 27, 2017

Participants will learn to identify plant and bug species, gauge health of the local environment.

Child at Cape Nature Center

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing classes in Columbia

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Central
Apr 27, 2017

Four Discover Nature – Fishing courses offered on Thursday evenings in May.

kid with fish in net

Improved shooting range on Logan Conservation Area now open

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St. Louis
Apr 27, 2017

The range has reopened after a temporary closure to install new concrete flooring.

Logan Shooting Range

MDC's Lost Valley Hatchery hosts Kids Fishing Day April 29

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 26, 2017

Free event at Warsaw teaches angling skills as kids catch fish

Kids catching fish at Lost Valley Hatchery's Kids Free Fishing Day.

MDC and partners provide second falcon nest cam in KC

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Kansas City
Apr 26, 2017

Public can watch young falcons hatch and grow via internet links

falcon with chicks in nestbox

Monarch butterflies migrating from Mexico visit KC early

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Kansas City
Apr 26, 2017

MDC says gardening with native plants helps butterflies and birds

Caterpillars from migrating monarch butterflys.

St. Louis angler snags state-record skipjack herring

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Statewide
Apr 25, 2017

Congratulations to Steven Wengler on breaking the state record by snagging a 1-pound, 14-ounce skipjack herring on the Mississippi River.

Steven Wengler holding up his new state-record skipjack herring.

MDC and MU Extension to offer St. Louis area Missouri Master Naturalist training class in June

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 25, 2017

Participants train to become citizen scientists and contribute to both nature and community.

master naturalists in the field

MDC invites women to discover nature at summer workshop June 3-4

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Northeast
Apr 25, 2017

Weekend camp offers women a variety of outdoors skills courses

Women getting ready to look through binoculars.

Celebrate Great Missouri Birding Trail at Powder Valley Nature Center May 18

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St. Louis
Apr 24, 2017

MDC and Missouri Bird Conservation Foundation invite birders and others to celebrate this special event.

Great Missouri Birding Trail sign along with Powder Valley's Nature Center sign

MDC offers free loess hills field day May 13 in Holt County

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Northwest
Apr 24, 2017

Landowners can learn about timber and prairie management strategies

loess hills bluff

Get a taste for fishing at Twin Pines Family Fishing Day May 6

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Ozark
Apr 21, 2017

MDC naturalist recalls no-so-tasty bait in early fishing experience.

Fishing at Twin Pines

MDC hosts Kids’ Fishing Day May 20 at Maramec Spring Park

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St. Louis
Apr 21, 2017

Kids ages 15 years and under can discover the fun of trout fishing at free all-day event.

boy with trout

MDC finished CWD testing for season with no recent cases found

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Statewide
Apr 20, 2017

Nine previously reported positives were found for 2016-2017 out of 25,575 deer tested.

MDC logo

MDC assigns new conservation agent for Stoddard County

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Southeast
Apr 20, 2017

MDC has named Michael Collins as the new conservation agent for Stoddard County.

Conservation Agent Michael Collins

MDC asks public not to plant invasive Bradford pear trees

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Statewide
Apr 20, 2017

The invasive Bradford pear tree can cause problems for Missouri native plants and animals.

Callery Pear tree better know as a Bradford Pear tree.

MDC offers free Discover Nature – Girls Camp in High Hill

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Central
Apr 20, 2017

Girls ages 11-15 will learn outdoor skills and earn hunter education certification this summer during a three day camp

Campers paddling in a canoe.

Celebrate Great Missouri Birding Trail at Cape Nature Center

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Southeast
Apr 20, 2017

MDC and Missouri Bird Conservation Foundation invite birders and others to this special event.

Great Missouri Birding Trail logo

Celebrate Great Missouri Birding Trail at Audubon Trails Nature Center

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Ozark
Apr 20, 2017

MDC and Missouri Bird Conservation Foundation invite birders and others to this special event.

Great Missouri Birding Trail logo

Youth fishing event set for May 6 at Bennett Spring

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Southwest
Apr 20, 2017

Education stations also part of free fishing event.

boy with trout

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