As much as I love spending time on an Ozark river, I wouldn’t be caught on one this weekend. For those of us who like the solitude and peace of a free-flowing stream, the Memorial Day weekend is a good time to stay home and wait until the middle of the week to visit a river. In fact, until school starts I won’t be found doing much in the outdoors on any weekend.
Take advantage of a limited opportunity to explore the far reaches of Cathedral Cave at Onondaga Cave State Park. Join an experienced naturalist from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 8, as he guides you off trail on a wild adventure of the Cathedral Cave’s lower passage leading to its natural entrance situated just above the Meramec River. You will discover that there is more than meets the eye when you traverse nearly a mile of additional passage not normally seen on a regular lantern tour of the cave.
Join Onondaga Cave State Park staff for an invigorating hike, at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 1 during National Trails Day. Named after the famed Onondaga Cave, this park offers visitors plenty to see above ground too.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Joshua Lee of Bernie on his record-breaking 76-pound black buffalo shot in Stoddard County. Lee shot the whopper of a fish while bowfishing at Duck Creek Conservation Area Pool 1 April 21. The previous record weighed 74-pounds.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Missouri Stream Team Program and the 20th anniversary of Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition, also known as Stream Teams United. From its beginnings in 1989 with Stream Team #1, Roubidoux Fly Fishers, the Stream Team Program has grown to more than 5,800 Teams and 21 watershed-level Stream Team associations working in streams and rivers in nearly every corner of the state.