30-60 million bison once roamed the great plains of North America. What happened? Where did they all go? Can we still see Bison in Missouri today? Join us to get answers to these questions and more! This is a VIRTUAL program. Registration is required with a valid email (registration link will be sent to email prior to the program).
Have you ever seen a butterfly in the snow? Probably not. Butterflies can't survive cold weather, so when winter comes, many butterflies fly to warmer places. Woodchucks don't like cold weather either but they don't migrate; they hibernate. Join us to read Animals in Winter, by Henrietta Bancroft, and find out how other animals cope with winter's worst weather! There will be a presentation after the reading. This is a VIRTUAL program. Registration is required with a valid email (registration link will be sent to email prior to the program).
Join us to learn how to make wreaths with items from nature such as feathers, tree cookies and pinecones! Registration is limited due to space and supplies. This workshop is for participants 18 years old and older. Participants age 14–17 are also welcome when accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Deadline to register is December 14th at 5pm. Hurry! Space and materials are limited.
Beautiful Nature is all around us. Many famous painters found inspiration for their art in nature. Join us in painting a nature scene, from sweeping landscapes, such as the forest starting to show fall colors, to other nature details such as a fuzzy caterpillar scuttling along a leaf! This event will be led by volunteers who will give a tutorial on how to paint a nature scene! Registration is required. This workshop is for participants 16 years old and older. Participants age 12–15 are also welcome when accompanied by an adult.
Winter is a wonderful time to look for animal signs. If not in the snow, then in wet mud. Join us to learn how to identify local animal tracks and where to look for them. Weather dependent, we will venture out to the trail and look for animal signs (please dress accordingly). Registration is required.
Why do deer shed their antlers? Where and when can you find shed antlers? What can shed antlers be used for? Join us to learn the answers to these questions and more! Registration is required. Weather dependent, we will venture out to the trail and look for shed antlers.