MDC hosts ‘en-lightening’ evening with fireflies at Cape Nature Center on June 11

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – You’re invited to an “en-lightening” evening at Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center’s free Firefly Frenzy program, from 7 – 9 p.m. on June 11!

“During warm summer nights, nature provides us with one of the most spectacular fireworks displays, and the creator of this lightshow is the tiny firefly,” said MDC Naturalist Angela Pierce.

Bring the whole family out for fun firefly activities, crafts, and presentations as we learn all about these amazing insects. Registration is not required.

If you are participating in Cape Nature Center’s “A Year in Color,” this program earns a red wildlife bead.

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Questions about events can be emailed to MDC Cape Nature Center Manager Laci Prucinsky at

The Cape Nature Center sends program registration reminders and updates to those who sign up by texting “MDC Nature” to 468311. An online subscription is also available to “sign up for updates” at A variety of updates are available at this option, but Cape Girardeau specific updates are available under facility updates and news for southeast region.

Cape Girardeau Nature Center is located at 2289 County Park Dr. in Cape Girardeau, and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. White Oak Trace Trails are open daily, from sunrise – 10 p.m.