Powder Valley Nature Center’s Evening with Raptors goes virtual Jan. 29

Bird buffs, falcon fanciers, and anyone enraptured by raptors are invited to meet the objects of their admiration online during this year’s An Evening with Raptors virtual event.

A magnificent place with unusual sights

By Larry Dablemont
    You see some strange things in nature when you spend as much time outdoors as I do. I live in the woods far from people, and I always have…always will. And I travel all over the Ozarks visiting wild places, seeing things that amaze me. On the first day of January I saw something that really surprised me. It was a flock of ten or fifteen white pelicans on Truman Lake, which lies just along the edge of the northern Ozarks of Missouri.

Arkansas duck hunt was enjoyed on Black River

By Bill Cooper
    Duck hunting has long been one of my favorite outdoor passions. Although I grew up in the duck rich region of the Mississippi River delta country of southeast Missouri, I didn’t take up duck hunting until my college days. Over the years I’ve duck hunted in many locales including the waters of the Yucatan coast. However, I recently turned to one of my all-time favorite duck spots, an old duck bunting camp along the banks of the Black River, hosted by good friend Tom Wilcox.

MDC and Dickerson Park Zoo coordinate efforts on virtual Eagle Days events

Missouri’s Eagle Days events have become much-anticipated mid-winter routines for many families in the Show-Me State. This year, COVID-19 health concerns have changed Eagle Days to an online event, but that doesn’t diminish the ongoing efforts to celebrate our national bird and its comeback in Missouri and the U.S.