Powder Valley Nature Center welcomes Jennifer Pharr Davis, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, August 9

KIRKWOOD, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Powder Valley Nature Center will host a special program, “An Evening with Jennifer Pharr Davis,” Friday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. It will feature the noted long-distance hiking athlete, author and speaker as she offers insights and inspiration acquired during her outdoor journeys. The program is free and open to the public.

MDC Creature Feature: Possum on a Half Shell

What do possum on a half-shell, Texas speedbump, and pocket dinosaur all have in common? They’re all the same animal – the nine-banded armadillo. These mammals, known for being common roadkill and a property pest, are one of the oddest-looking species in Missouri with some of the oddest behaviors.

Grandkids enjoy hangin’ outdoors with their Pawpaw

    Grandchildren are amazing creatures. They come along at the perfect time in life, after we have raised our own children and they have left the nest. Grandchildren fill that massive void in homes and hearts when life has slowed down a bit.

Everyone enjoys watching a bobber on still water

    If I were ever asked to list the 10 things I have enjoyed the most in my life in the outdoors, not too far down the line I would list, “watching a bobber.” It was one of life’s greatest pleasures in my youth. You too have likely done that if you grew up in the country. If you have been there and done that, you know what I mean.