El Dorado Springs, Mo. – A brisk autumn breeze and sunshine greeted attendees as the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Quail Forever hosted Prairie Day on Oct. 12 at Wah’Ko-Tah Prairie Conservation Area. The event highlighted prairie ecology and creatures of the prairie.
Visitors browsed among booths with exhibits about conservation and prairie ecology. MDC staff led a guided prairie walk and found some prairie flowers in seed for autumn and a few still in bloom.
Prairiebird Pastures served hamburgers and brats made with beef grown under the Audubon Conservation Ranching program, which promotes range management friendly to grassland birds. Activities such as archery and throwing the atlatl were also offered.
For more information about prairie in Missouri, visit https://short.mdc.mo.gov/ZxM.