Cape G Nature Center to hold free ‘Froggy Friday’ event

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Hop over to the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center on April 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. for Froggy Friday, a celebration of all things froggy. This free family event will feature activities, crafts, displays and hourly frog-call presentations and hikes. All ages and groups are welcome.

“This is an excellent opportunity to discover nature through the many amazing and unique frogs that reside in Missouri and the important roles they play,” said MDC Naturalist Greg Jacobs.

Froggy Friday and has become a favorite annual event for Cape Girardeau families. Beginning at 5p.m. there will be a presentation in the Nature Center auditorium about Missouri frogs followed by a short guided hike where participants will hear and observe vocalizing frogs. The presentation and frog hike will repeat at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.

According to MDC, frogs are just one small piece of the nature puzzle, but the picture cannot be completed without them. MDC has studied frogs for more than 25 years.

“Many people hear these frogs calling all spring and into summer but often they have no idea what they are listening to. This event is perfect for gaining more insight into the nature of frogs and it’s perfect for all ages,” Jacobs said. He added that the froggy program is just one example of how MDC helps people discover nature.

For more information on this or other events at the Nature Center, call 573-290-5218 or go online to