MDC News from 12/2017

MDC Runge Nature Center to host volunteer open house Jan. 11

News from the region

Central
Dec 29, 2017

Join the team of Runge volunteers and help Missourians discover nature.

Runge volunteer showing snake to kids

MDC naturalist explains how wildlife survive winter

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 28, 2017

You may be surprised by who hibernates and who doesn’t.

Opossum in the snow.

Bird diversity reflected in count at MDC's Four Rivers area

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 27, 2017

Birders noted 109 species during annual Audubon Christmas Winter Bird Count

Christmas Bird Count at MDC's Four Rivers Conservation Area.

MDC showcases forest health in Missouri

News from the region

Ozark
Central
Dec 22, 2017

MDC hosted experts from across continent to share knowledge on invasive species and healthy forests.

North Central Forest Pest Workshop

Snowy owls from Arctic making a winter visit to Missouri

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 22, 2017

Food shortage has pushed residents of northern clime southward

Snow owl laying on ground.

Eagle Days returns to Smithville Lake Jan. 6-7

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 22, 2017

Free event by MDC and conservation partners includes raptors and exhibits

Eagle sitting in a tree.

Christmas trees can be one last gift to nature

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 21, 2017

Recycle your live Christmas tree by converting it to fish and wildlife habitat.

Christmas tree laying in the snow.

MDC hosts intermediate fly tying clinic in Kirksville on Jan. 20

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 20, 2017

Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature Fishing workshop and learn how to use specialized equipment.

Fly tying setup gear.

MDC hosts fourth annual ice fishing workshop in Hunnewell on Jan. 13

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 19, 2017

Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature Fishing workshop and learn on-the-ice fishing techniques.

Ice fishing.

Cape Nature Center Christmas tree showcases natural beauty

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 19, 2017

Consider adding natural items such as pine cones and acorns to your own Christmas tree.

Christmas tree.

MDC seeks recycled Christmas trees to benefit fish and anglers

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 19, 2017

St. Louis area residents can put their used natural Christmas trees to good use after the holidays.

MDC employee recycling Christmas trees.

MDC and partners bring Eagle Days to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge Jan. 13-14

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 18, 2017

Visitors can discover our national bird in the wild and up close at this free eagle viewing festival.

Man holding a bald eagle.

MDC implements new online registration for nature center programs

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 15, 2017

Create a profile and register for your next nature program at mdc.mo.gov/events

exterior view of Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

Missouri Department of Conservation earns “sustainable forestry” certification

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 15, 2017

More than 650,000 acres of state land certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI)

image of forest land at Mina Sauk Falls, St. Francois Mountains Natural Area

MDC sets 2018 deer and turkey hunting dates

Dec 15, 2017

Learn more about deer and turkey hunting in Missouri at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov

harvested deer with rifle

Trumpeter swans bring grace to winter waters

News from the region

Northwest
Dec 14, 2017

MDC biologists say trumpeter sightings more frequent

Trumpeter swans

MDC’s Runge Nature Center offers free family fun at Holiday Happenings

News from the region

Central
Dec 14, 2017

Family-friendly event in Jefferson City will include games, crafts, nature walks, stories, music, and more.

An adult and two little girls making crafts.

CORRECTION: Join MDC’s Cape Nature Center Saturday for Our Big Year Birdy Celebration

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 14, 2017

The original version of this press release listed the event day as Friday in the headline. The correct day is Saturday, Dec. 16.

a large flock of waterfowl fly over a wetland

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools workshop for preschool teachers in Mexico

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 13, 2017

Register for a FREE workshop for early childhood educators to help kids discover nature.

Nature Revealed book.

Join MDC’s Cape Nature Center Friday for Our Big Year Birdy Celebration

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 13, 2017

Birding presentations, crafts, and cookies promise a good family time.

a mass number of waterfowl flying over a wetland

MDC hosted urban wood workshop in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 12, 2017

Foresters discussed reclaiming wood from trees felled in cities for lumber

group at lumber workshop

Bollig is new MDC conservation agent in Hickory County

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 12, 2017

New agent has previous law enforcement experience with other agencies.

head shot of Conservation Agent Dylan Bollig

MDC offers free basic archery Instructor training for teachers Jan. 3 at Riverbend School

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 08, 2017

Participants will gain certification to teach the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program in their schools.

Teacher shooting a bow.

MDC brings back Rockwoods Reservation’s Maple Sugar Festival Feb. 3

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 08, 2017

After a one-year hiatus due to an area construction project, the annual Maple Sugar Festival will be back in 2018.

Maple Syrup

MDC updates plans for Schell-Osage wetland renovation

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 07, 2017

Hunters can get updates on plans and progress for work in 2018

Ducks taking off out of wetlands.

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