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The National Park Service and Ozark National Scenic Riverways park managers this week announced planned improvements to facilities and infrastructure within the Big Spring District south of Van … more
As the weather gets warmer, snakes have begun making their way out of their winter dens to find food. more
It’s spring cleaning time. The month of April marks Missouri’s annual No MOre Trash! Bash coordinated by the Missouri Department of Transportation. During the annual statewide anti-litter event, … more
Clean out those feeders and fill them with nectar — hummingbirds will soon arrive in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages the public to learn more about these tiny fliers … more
As spring brings with it the possibility of severe storms and damaging winds and tornadoes, the American Red Cross reminds the public it is important to be prepared.   Individuals are … more
Vultures are a well-known, but underappreciated member of the bird world, point out officials with the Missouri Department of Conservation. Few people realize it, but the large, dark-colored birds … more
Because of owls’ nocturnal lifestyles and their hunting of mice, rats and other rodents that can be pests for humans, the nighttime birds are a fascinating and beneficial part of Missouri’s … more
Mammoth Spring State Park Visitor Center donated items to Dr. Dianna Fraley’s Arkansas History class to aid students in their study of Arkansas history and culture. The state park donated … more
Bird-feeding is a popular hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and it’s a great way to learn about various species of birds that are found in this area. Get tips on attracting birds … more
The calendar may still say “winter,” but many people are starting to prepare for spring turkey season or other upcoming hunting opportunities. For those who need to take a course in hunter … more
Youth between 15 and 18 years of age can now apply for Mark Twain National Forest summer jobs on the Potosi/Fredericktown Ranger District in Potosi and Eleven Point Ranger District in Doniphan … more
The Missouri Conservation Commission gave initial approval at its open meeting on Thursday to proposed regulation changes from the Missouri Department of Conservation that would add to personal and … more
The Missouri Conservation Commission gave initial approval to the Missouri Department of Conservation on Thursday at its open meeting on a proposed change to Wildlife Code of Missouri regulations … more
It’s been said by many that the Ozarks region is all about coming together as a community to support one another during challenging times. COVID-19 has impacted everyone, point out officials … more
Missouri’s Eagle Days events have become much-anticipated midwinter routines for many families in the Show-Me State. This year, COVID-19 health concerns have changed Eagle Days to an online … more
Bird watching is an activity that can be enjoyed novices and experts alike. And once you start birding, you want to know where the good spots are, say officials with Missouri Department of … more
Just because winter weather is keeping children from being outside shouldn’t prevent famiies from having some nature-oriented fun, assert Missouri Department of Conservation staff. The Missouri … more
Anytime skin is exposed to very cold temperatures, there is a risk of frostbite. Most commonly fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin are affected when exposed to cold temperatures. While cold … more
The Ridge Runner Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen (BCH) of Missouri located in the West Plains area is seeking horsemen and women interested in maintaining horse trails in the local area of the … more
“Hey, I have to call you back,” Jeremy Erickson said, hanging up the phone to rejoin the others on the Badger State Fire Suppression Module as they loaded into vehicles to respond to another … more
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