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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Virtual Butterfly Training Offered By MDC

04-29-22  Butterfly Survey Butterflies are returning to the wild and to your back yard and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a program to teach about butterflies and how to help with scientific surveys.  The virtual Butterfly Survey Training session will be May 14th, from 10:00 to 11:30 am. MDC naturalist Lisa Richter says “Even if someone doesn’t […]

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Attracting Pollinators To Your Garden And Yard

If you are planning your garden or maybe doing some landscaping of your entire yard, consider what can be done to attract pollinators to your yard.  It’s not just the bees, but also butterflies and even hummingbirds that help to pollinate our plants. The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a FREE program, “Native Plants: Pollinator Gardening.”  This online program […]

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Virtual Maple Syrup Program Offered

Tapping Trees and collecting sap to make syrup is a springtime activity for many people.  The activities start when the sap begins to flow and mother nature controls that part of the fun.  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free virtual maple sugaring program from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, February 15th. Hard maples, also called […]

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MDC Offers “Missouri Raptors” – Virtual Program

The Missouri Department of Conservation is providing several programs through the winter months.  The Kirksville MDC Office recently announced a Raptors of Missouri — Virtual Program  This program will be held Thursday, January 13th, from  4–5 p.m. and is available for all ages The program will provide information on birds of prey, otherwise known as raptors.  These are unique from […]

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Attracting Bird To Your Feeder

Attracting birds to your backyard feeder is a great way to enjoy the variety and colors of the birds that spend their winter in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a virtual program on “Attracting Winter Birds.” This online program will be on January 5th from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and is being put on by the staff of MDC’s […]

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MDC Providing Virtual Program – Deer Hunting With Handguns

The Missouri Department of Conservation presents “Handguns For Deer Hunting,” a virtual program on using handguns to hunt for white-tailed deer.  The program will be presented on line, Thursday, December 9th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This class will teach participants about the equipment and skills needed to hunt deer with a handgun. Regulations for handgun hunting will also be […]

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Virtual Program: “Families: Hiking Basics.”

Hiking trails are available at several parks and conservation areas around Chillicothe and the area.  The Missouri Department of Conservation and Missouri State Parks programs provide many opportunities for families.  The Missouri Department of Conservation offers a virtual program, “Families: Hiking Basics.” This free online program will be September 24th from 6-7 p.m. and is being put on by the staff […]

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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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