Kansas City, Mo. – One perennially popular gift for the holidays does not easily fit in a stocking, but it does hang easily on a wall. The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) 2019 Natural Events Calendar is on sale now and available online or at MDC offices and nature centers.
Stunning nature photography in the calendar showcases Missouri through the seasons, from pinkish red columbine flowers blooming in May to white frost trimming scarlet sumac leaves in late autumn. The 2019 calendar also includes a collage of favorite photos taken by MDC staff photographers David Stonner and Nappadol Paothong.
Each calendar date also offers tips and tidbits about nature. Such as _ great horned owls are incubating eggs in February, while the eastern screech-owls are still looking for mates. Bluegill start spawning on Mother’s Day. And so, a year comes and goes outdoors in words and photos to go with calendar dates.
The calendar is on sale for $9 plus tax. It measures 10 x 14 inches folded and 20 x 14 hanging on the wall. A 15 percent discount is available for customers with and MDC Heritage Card or Permit Card. Customers will find the calendar at the Department’s online Nature Shop at mdcnatureshop.com/ or by calling 877-521-8632. The calendar can also be purchased at MDC offices around the state.
In the Kansas City area, both the Burr Oak Woods Nature Center and the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center offer the calendars as well as other nature-themed items such as books and DVDs. The MDC Kansas City Regional Office at the James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area in Lee’s Summit sells calendars. St. Joseph residents will find the calendars at MDC’s Northwest Regional Office on the campus of Missouri Western State University. Calendars are also available at MDC’s Chillicothe office. In west central Missouri, calendars and nature-themed books are available at MDC offices in Clinton, Sedalia, El Dorado Springs, and at the Lost Valley Fish Hatchery.
For more information about Missouri’s conservation heritage and outdoor opportunities, visit http://mdc.mo.gov.