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MDC's Cape Nature Center’s two-headed black rat snake turns 15

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 25, 2020

Catch a glimpse of the snake devouring her weekly meal.

Two-headed black western ratsnake

Headwaters Access to open Sept. 26 following upgrades to entrance road, parking, angled boat ramp

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 25, 2020
New design will reduce bank erosion and maintenance while increasing parking area and improving public access.
Headwaters Access Sign

Sept. 25 MDC program will provide gardening tips for attracting pollinators

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 22, 2020

Online event will provide information on how to attract beneficial insects to your yard.

Swallowtail butterfly

MDC welcomes fall with Sept. 26 guided hike at Tywappity Community Lake

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 22, 2020
Guided hike at MDC area in Scott County will consist of 2.5-mile trek.
great blue heron

MDC’s Cape Girardeau Nature Center to host in-person bow-making workshops in October

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 21, 2020

Participants will get a chance to learn how to make a traditional longbow.

Cape Girardeau Nature Center

MDC kids' program focuses on nature's small wonders

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 21, 2020

Program highlights insects and other creatures that thrive on a forest floor.

Forest floor

Learn how to prepare raccoon pelts at MDC's Cape Girardeau Nature Center on Sept. 26

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 17, 2020

Participants will get hands-on experience in all phases of pelt preparation.

Men with raccoon pelt

MDC invites people to enjoy an early fall guided hike Sept. 19

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 15, 2020

St. Francis River, Tiemann Shut-Ins among highlights of four-mile trek

Millstream Gardens Conservation Area

Get tips on preparing fish and game at Sept. 23 MDC program

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 15, 2020
Program will also have tips on how to make soda can stove that is useful on camping trips.
cutting a fish filet

Hone nature photography skills on hike at MDC's Cape Girardeau Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 10, 2020

Take a morning guided hike on Sept. 18 to get photographs and photo information

A woman crouches down to take a nature picture

Learn tree identification tips on MDC hike at Cape Girardeau Nature Center on Sept. 12

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 09, 2020

Get tips on how to identify some of the species found in southeast Missouri

Tulip poplar with fall color

Learn about pond life at Sept. 12 MDC program

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 08, 2020

Participants will examine some of the creatures that live at Cape Girardeau Nature Center's 'Wood Duck Swamp.'

Wood Duck Swamp

Combine nature with art at Sept. 10 MDC rock painting program in Cape Girardeau

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 04, 2020
Participants will have opportunities to get artsy with the outdoors.
paintbrushes

Wildlife diets will be focus of Sept. 10 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 04, 2020

Participants can watch animals eat at the Cape Girardeau Nature Center during online event

Crickets

Learn how to garden for hummingbirds at Sept. 11 MDC online program

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 04, 2020
People can get tips on plants that provide good hummingbird habitat
hummingbird feeding on cardinal flowers

Learn about wild edibles at Sept. 4 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2020

Get information about nuts and fruits from the wild that will add flavor to recipes and snacks

A bowl of persimmons

Learn about baby snakes at Sept. 8 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2020

Learn how snakes are born and quickly adapt to their surroundings.

An Eastern Yellow-Bellied Racer hatches from an egg

MDC takes people way down yonder in the pawpaw patch - virtually - on Sept. 3

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2020

Learn more about these native fruits that can add flavor to your meals

Paw paws in a hat

MDC Sept. 3 program will combine forestry and fashion

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2020

Program participants will make a tree pendant they can take home.

Trees with fall color

Hancock excited to begin duties as MDC Conservation Educator in southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2020

Cape Girardeau native will work with schools in five counties.

Sally Hancock

MDC to offer online kids' program about butterflies Aug. 22

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 18, 2020

Children ages 6 and under can learn about these interesting insects through a virtual puppet show

Monarch close up

MDC invites people to learn about hummingbirds at Aug. 25 virtual program

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 18, 2020
Get information on the long migratory trips these birds take and why now is a good time to keep feeders filled.
ruby-throated hummingbird at feeder

Take a morning hike with an MDC naturalist at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 17, 2020
Public can enjoy 1.5-mile walk at Aug. 21 program
man hiking in field

Learn about the benefits of tree leaves at Aug. 20 MDC program

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 17, 2020
Participants will have opportunities to make leaf art
oak leaves

MDC invites homeschool students to survey a stream on Aug. 19

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 17, 2020
Participants will survey a segment of Cape LaCroix Creek
stream survey

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Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Josh Hartwig
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Josh.hartwig@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
Joe Jerek
(Statewide)
Joe.Jerek@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-522-4115
Jill Pritchard
(Statewide)
Jill.Pritchard@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Francis Skalicky
(Southwest)
Francis.Skalicky@mdc.mo.gov
Southwest Regional Office
417-895-6880
Dan Zarlenga
(St. Louis)
Dan.Zarlenga@mdc.mo.gov
St. Louis Regional Office
636-441-4554