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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Short-eared Owl Hike

Shawnee Trail Conservation Area MO

Short-eared Owl Hike  Saturday • December 10 4:30 PM  Shawnee Trail Conservation Area Registration Required mdc.mo.gov/SouthwestEvents  Ages: All Ages  Winter in Missouri means short-eared owls may be seen flying low over native grasslands in search of mice, rabbits, and other small mammals. Join us at Shawnee Trail Conservation Area to discover more about these uncommon […]


Best of the Ozarks Virtual Series: Day Hikes

Whoever said the outdoors go dormant in winter has never walked on an Ozarks trail at this time of year. People can learn about locations where short treks can provide nature-viewing opportunities, a little exercise, and some mental relaxation at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) virtual program “Best of the Ozarks Virtual Series: Day […]


MDC Wild Webcast on Winter Wildlife Survival

Did you know that some Missouri frogs freeze nearly solid in winter and their hearts stop beating. Then they revive! Some owls start nesting in January and their eggs can survive temperatures of 10 degrees or below freezing! Ground squirrels sleep the winter away from October to April – without waking up! Some snakes crowd […]