Musical duo Carter and Connelley returns to MDC Cape Nature Center on Dec. 2

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo – Join the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center for an exciting evening of nature-themed melodies with special guests Carter and Connelley from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 2.

Registration is not required, and attendance is free for this special musical act.

“Carter and Connelley are a regional treasure, and they’re back this year by popular demand,” said Cape Nature Center Manager Laci Prucinsky. “And it’s great that this happens during December’s Nature Center at Night.”

The group’s down-home storytelling and harmonies will remind you of country and folk acts like John Denver and John Prine, but with more of local twist, she said.

The duo’s music is inspired by the natural world around us, and often written on the beautiful rivers of Missouri. Carter and Connelley have been entertaining audiences in southeast Missouri for decades.

During Nature Center at Night, the Cape Nature Center – including the Nature Shop – will stay open until 7 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, with a special program during that time.

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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.

Reminder: Nature/Education Centers and MDC-staffed shooting ranges will close statewide at 3 p.m. on December 24.

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.