MDC’s Nature Center at Night focuses on pond life

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Pond life is the topic for the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center event, Nature Center at Night, Thursday, July 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.

“Ponds are teeming with life from top to bottom,” said Sara Turner, MDC manager of the nature center. “The display at the July Nature at Night event will explore how some animals live in ponds and others just visit.”

Turner said guests will discover the many layers of life in a pond through the hands on displays. She said one purpose of the monthly “after hours” event is to give working parents a chance to bring children to the center at a time that’s more convenient for them.

“We know that working parents have different schedules and this is our way of making sure we do our best to serve everyone,” she said. “It’s also a chance to see what the center’s reptiles and amphibians are like late in the day.”

All ages are welcome at Nature Center at Night and no registration is required. Youth and adult groups are welcome. For information on other programs at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, go online to