MDC to host interpretive wildflower hikes April 16 in Hannibal

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HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Mississippi Hills Master Naturalist Chapter invite the public to two interpretive nature hikes at Steyermark Woods Conservation Area in Hannibal on Saturday, April 16. The first hike will begin at 10 a.m. and the second will start at 1 p.m. Each hike will last approximately one hour.

Celebrate the spring season with an education hike through Steyermark Woods. Led by MDC staff and trained Missouri Master Naturalist volunteers, participants will observe and learn about the conservation area, woodland habitat, flowering trees and ephemeral wildflowers in bloom.

Participants should wear good hiking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather, and should consider bringing a camera, water, and snacks. MDC will provide some water and light snacks. In case of bad weather, the hikes will be moved to a backup date of Saturday, April 23.

Space is limited and participants must preregister online at:

For more information, call the MDC office in Hannibal at (573) 248-2530, or email MDC Recreational Use Specialist A.J. Campbell at