Outdoors

MDC and the World Bird Sanctuary presents All About Owls program featuring live owls June 8 at Bellefontaine Conservation Area

Great horned, barred, barn, or screech . . . owls are among us, so why not spend a little time on summer break learning more about them?  These nocturnal birds of prey have many fascinating secrets to reveal.  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is teaming up with the World Bird Sanctuary (WBS) to present All About Owls, an educational program Wednesday, June 8 from 1-2 p.m. at Bellefontaine Conservation Area in North St. Louis County.

MDC program can help landowners manage deer populations

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering Missouri landowners another way to help manage deer numbers on their properties.

A beller from the pond

By Larry Dablemont
    I built a nice pond up here on this ridge top about 25 years ago, and it was a wise move, though an expensive one at the time. I have stocked it with fish, but I don’t fish it much except when I need bait for a trotline. It is a pretty much easy place to catch a bucket full of four or five-inch sunfish.

Informational video updates for state parks and historic sites will be posted online

Team members from Missouri State Parks invite the public to visit mostateparks.com and view the public information videos for  Harry S Truman State Historic Site and the following state parks: Ha Ha Tonka, Katy Trail – Western Section and Rock Island Spur, Wallace, Meramec and Knob Noster.

MDC teams up with World Bird Sanctuary to present Raptor Basics program featuring live birds June 13 at Bellefontaine Conservation Area

The majestic image of a raptor has been the inspiration and namesake for things ranging from aircraft to trucks.  Learn why these amazing creatures have so captured our imaginations.  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is partnering with the World Bird Sanctuary (WBS) to present a Raptor Basics program Monday, June 13, from 10-11 a.m. at Bellefontaine Conservation Area in North St. Louis County.