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Friday, 15 June 2018

Skyscraper window washings pros aid Department of Conservation (MDC) biologists in placing identification bands on all the falcon chicks hatched at the Commerce Tower nest.

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Thursday, 12 April 2018

From bats to bugs or fly fishing, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the city of St. Joseph will partner for a series of free Discover Nature — Fishing and nature programs this summer at Krug Park. The series will start on May 24 and end on Sept. 20.

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Monday, 02 April 2018

Peregrine falcons in the Kansas City area and at a generating plant smokestack at Thomas Hill Reservoir in north-central Missouri are laying eggs and preparing to rear young. If viewed at the right time, they may see the young to hatch and later parents feeding the young.

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Monday, 12 March 2018

The first step to experiencing the fun of fishing in Missouri is to have the right equipment. MDC’s Rod and Reel Loaner Program lets people check out fishing poles and tackle boxes for free at more than 100 sites around the state – including selected area Mid-Continent Public Library branches.

Posted by: AT 11:27 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The winter hiker is surrounded by tree trunks and limbs reaching skyward. The creeks, rocky outcrops, and the roll of the hills are clearly visible. Wild turkeys and white-tailed deer may be foraging along the path surrounded by squirrel and rabbit tracks.

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018

Otters, Eagles, and Snowy Owls . . . It's hard to find a silver lining in all this cold weather, but maybe it's the chance to make lemonade out of lemons! Take the opportunity to dress warm and view these natural resources with your family.

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Saturday, 25 November 2017

Free event near Mound City, MO,  provides a driving tour through the marshes where visitors often spot waterfowl and eagles and a close-up look at eagles in an indoor presentation by Dickerson Park Zoo staff.

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Monday, 20 November 2017

From December through February, Missouri's winter eagle watching is spectacular. Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) through Eagle Days events around the state, or enjoy eagle viewing on your own.

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Monday, 13 November 2017

Krug Park Lagoon is the city's newest trout fishing destination joining Everyday Pond on the MWSU campus where the Conservation Department is participating with the St. Joseph Parks, Recreation, and Civic Facilities Department and the university to stock a total of 2,000 trout.

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Monday, 06 November 2017

Pleasure boating is coming to an end for the season, but there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors, including some timely reading from the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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