Learn About Hummingbirds In Virtual Program

These little birds will over at feeders and dart back and forth and they fascinate us with their abilities.  The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a program on Hummingbirds that will be presented online.  “Hummingbirds”  is offered by the MDC’s Springfield Conservation Nature Center staff, Saturday, May 7th from 10-10:45 a.m. People can learn about these birds’ interesting life […]

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Wild Webcast On Backyard Landscaping

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites anyone interested in gardening, landscaping, native plants and trees, and native pollinators to its free, online Wild Webcast.  Spring is the time when many gardeners and others are out digging in the dirt to prepare their landscapes for the coming growing season. Planting native plants can help the garden grow by attracting native bees, […]

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Owls of Missouri

Because owls tend to be creatures of the night, and their hunting of mice, rats, and other rodents that can be pests for humans, these birds are a fascinating and beneficial part of Missouri’s outdoors. Missouri at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites us to learn more about owl species found in Missouri through a virtual program “Owls of […]

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MU Extension Offers Farm Lease Program

Landowners and renters can learn about farm leases from University of Missouri Extension specialists on Thursday, February 10th.  Participants can attend the program via Zoom or in person at one of six locations across the state.  Joe Koenen, MU Extension agriculture business specialist and longtime presenter on farm leases says the sessions will begin at 6:00 pm. Koenen says “Open […]

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Chillicothe MDC Hosting Gun Care Class

The Missouri Department of Conservation will have a gun care class next week.  The class is on March 25th, online.  Adam Brandsgaard from the Chillicothe MDC Office will lead the class. That includes: Break Action, Hinge Action, Pump Action, Lever Action, and Bolt Action long guns and Semi-automatic long guns. They will also talk about the care of pistols, depending […]

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Be Ready For Spring Turkey Season

A safe and successful turkey hunt depends on a variety of skills, and the Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a program to help learn the fundamentals, just in time for the Spring Turkey Hunting season. Knowing how to locate a gobbler, call him into shotgun range, handling firearms in a safe fashion, and knowing what the regulations are things […]

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MDC Offers Wild Mushroom Program

The Missouri Department of Conservation will have a Spring Wild Mushroom program on March 12th.  The virtual program is put on by the staff of the Runge Nature Center. The program is from 1:00 to 2:00 pm and is available for all ages. MDC’s State Botanist and Missouri Mycological Society’s Mid-Missouri President Malissa Briggler, will have the presentation about mushrooms […]

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