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Enjoy nature’s sweetest treat at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 17, 2013

Visitors of all ages will enjoy learning about the history, equipment and process of making maple syrup and sugar.

Tapping supplies for maple sugaring: drill, hammer, tap and container

MDC offers women’s rabbit hunting clinic Feb. 9

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 15, 2013
Eastern cottontail rabbit in grassy field

Eagles Days set for Mingo NWR and MDC Duck Creek CA

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 11, 2013

Feb. 2 eagle viewing event provides chance to discover nature.

American Bald Eagle

White-tail deer population surveys begin in Cape Girardeau

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 20, 2012

Population survey being done at request of Cape Girardeau city council, which began discussions of urban deer management for the city earlier this year.

Gray Fox

MDC Cape Nature Center brings nature programs to schools

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 27, 2012

Students learned about pelts, gills, feathers and more from MDC employees.

Mississippi River featured in Cape G. Nature Center programs, exhibits

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 27, 2012

Programs will take place in the main auditorium at the Nature Center and are open to all ages with no registration required.

pallid sturgeon

MDC confirms photo of mountain lion in Ripley County

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 02, 2012

Widely scattered sightings have been confirmed in Missouri and likely will continue.

Mountain Lion Confirmed in Northeast Ripley County

MDC stocks trout at Jackson’s Rotary Lake

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 04, 2012

Nov. 1, marking the opening of Missouri’s winter trout season in lakes around the state.

rainbow trout

Celebrate 75 years of conservation with MDC and DU at Duck Creek

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 20, 2012

Discover nature and have free family fun on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MDC's Day on the River event moved to Cape Girardeau Riverfront

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 19, 2012

Mississippi River level is too low at Red Star Access boat ramp in Cape Girardeau so Saturday event has been moved.

MDC's Apple Creek shooting ranges now open

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 19, 2012

Rifle and pistol range opened Sept. 15 after being closed for three months while renovation work was completed.

MDC confirms mountain lion sighting in Shannon County

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Sep 14, 2012

Widely scattered mountain-lion sightings have been confirmed in Missouri and likely will continue.

black and white photo of mountain lion walking through woods

Hunters reminded dove limits may only be taken in one state

News from the region

Southeast
Statewide
Aug 30, 2012

Conservation agents enforce both state and federal wildlife regulations.

Young boy dove hunting with over-ear protection

Changes in store at popular southeast dove hunting areas

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 07, 2012

Hunters are preparing now for permit, draw and check-in changes in southeast Missouri.

Young boy dove hunting with over-ear protection

Youth dove hunt offered at Maintz Wildlife Preserve

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 07, 2012
Young boy with harvested dove.

Don’t lose ground to invasive spotted knapweed

News from the region

Southeast
Statewide
Jul 25, 2012
Photo of spotted knapweed flower head showing spots on involucral bracts

Cape Girardeau Nature Center full of fun for area youth

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 16, 2012

Discover nature in August with Cape Girardeau Nature Center Kids' Clubs!

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

Discover the facts about Nature Deficit Disorder at Cape’s Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 13, 2012

Nature Deficit Disorder causes hyperactivity, trouble concentrating and many other problems. Time spent outdoors decreases stress in children and adults.

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops for landowners in southeast

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 13, 2012

Prescribed fire is a low-cost way for landowners to manage grasslands, CRP and old fields for forage production and to improve wildlife habitat.

A forester carries a rake as he monitors a dripline fire.

Turn trash to treasure at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 10, 2012

Visitors can view unique works of art made from items such as drift wood and limbs at Aug. 9 event.

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

Explore Apple Creek with MDC during ‘Conservation Destination’

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 10, 2012

Conservation Destination events help give people ideas of where they can go to discover nature, whether in a group or on their own.

Biologists say mussel population is healthy despite heat wave

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 10, 2012

Mussels are indicators of water quality so they are doing well, it's a good indicator for water quality as well.

Mussel Survey in Southeast Missouri

Fish kills could be a continuing summer theme

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 06, 2012

MDC staff gather gaggles of geese in Cape Girardeau for banding

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 22, 2012

Information from bands is used in management of Canada geese.

Goose Banding in Cape Girardeau with Kids

Sign up for Cape G Nature Center Outdoor Adventure Camp

News from the region

Southeast
May 15, 2012

Two-day camps are free and scheduled for June 5-6, June 7-8, June 12-13 and June 14-15.

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

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MDC Media Staff

Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
Candice Davis
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Candice.Davis@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
(573) 815-7900
Kristie Hilgedick
(Statewide)
Kristie.Hilgedick@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
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