Outdoors

Montauk State Park informational meeting to be held May 12

Team members from Missouri State Parks invite the public to attend an informational meeting at Montauk State Park Thursday, May 12. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the amphitheater.

Learn about fly-fishing gear at May 12 MDC virtual event

Fly fishing is a unique form of fishing that has its own set of equipment and lures.

Elephant Rocks State Park hosts Blood Moon Total Eclipse Viewing Event May 15

Team members at Elephant Rocks State Park invite the public to a a new after-hours astronomy event this spring. This year, a rare blood moon total eclipse will be visible at the park. On May 15, the eclipse will start at 8:30 p.m., peak at 11:11 p.m., and end at 12:50 a.m. As the eclipse starts, the moon will turn a shade of red, giving it the name "Blood Moon.”

MDC to offer free virtual hummingbird program on May 7

Hummingbirds fascinate humans for a variety of reasons. The way these tiny birds hover at feeders and dart back and forth makes them a favorite of many people.

Lightnin’ Ridge is for the birds

By Larry Dablemont
    Years ago I spoke to the Audubon Society Chapter at Pittsburg, Kansas, and enjoyed getting to spend some time with folks who truly love all aspects of nature, especially birds. I think my talk went over really well except for my woodpecker recipes.