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Public can comment during June on long-term management plans of areas associated with these lakes.
Registration opens May 15 for MDC's Naturalist Training Camps at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. Ages seven to 11 are invited to see if they could handle being a naturalist.
MDC's Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center will host a Youth Basic Rifle Marksmanship course for ages 11 to 15 June 8 and 9.
Naturalists will teach families new outdoor skills they can use and enjoy for years to come.
MDC will host a Woodland Field Day Workshop Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. in Ironton.
This summer may be a noisy one throughout parts of Southeast Missouri according to MDC. A brood of 13-year cicadas (Brood XXIII) that extends from Illinois to Louisiana will emerge in southeastern Missouri in mid-May.
The free program is 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 14.
The best way to keep them around is to have food ready for them when they arrive.
Enjoy FREE celebration events May 1 and 2, and other free events and activities all year long.
Discover nature through Flights of Fancy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 18.
Help clean the creek of litter, followed by lunch and thank you gifts.
March 12 Nature Center at Night program will focus on young wildlife and what to do about them when they're encountered.
MDC workshop on March 27 in Cape Girardeau will help with grant applications.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Deer Damage Workshop Tuesday, March 17, from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.
Share comments March 10 at MDC Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.
The March 14 event is free, but seating is limited so register early.
Class size is limited so preregistration is required by Feb. 20.
MDC biologist explains how our cold-blooded turtles survive the winter months.
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