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Persimmons on branch
Persimmons (pictured above) are an example of wild edibles that can be found in the outdoors in the fall. People can learn more about wild edibles at a free Missouri Department of Conservation virtual program on Sept. 22.

Learn about wild edibles at Sept. 22 MDC virtual program

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Sep 11, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Leaf color is what many people associate with fall, but if you know where to look, the outdoors can also furnish tasty treats in autumn.

People can learn more about nuts, fruits, and mushrooms that are available to eat at this time of year at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) free virtual program “Fall Harvest.” This online program will be from 10-10:30 a.m. on Sept. 22 and is being put on by the staff of MDC’s Springfield Conservation Nature Center. This program is designed for all ages. People can register for this program at:

MDC Naturalist Jordanya Raos will talk about the variety of wild edibles that can be found in the outdoors in the autumn – if you can beat the wildlife to them – and will provide a couple of recipes. Though this program is free, registration is required to participate using the link above. Registrants must provide an e-mail, so a program link can be sent to them. This program will include a chat-based question-and-answer period where participants can interact with the presenters.

Staff at MDC facilities across the state are holding virtual programs. A listing of these programs can be found at

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