Get outside for the Christmas Bird Count

Start a new holiday tradition this year and help the local Audubon Society count birds at the annual, national Christmas Bird Count.

For 118 years, the Audubon Society has been counting winter birds across the Western Hemisphere. Volunteers with the Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City will be counting on Sunday, December 17 in Lee’s Summit, […]

Select a red cedar for the holidays, and preserve a prairie

Cut down an invasive, red cedar tree to decorate for the holidays, and help restore a prairie at the Kansas City WildLands Cedar Tree Event on Saturday, December 2.

Kansas City WildLands, in partnership with Johnson County Park & Recreation District, is again offering the public an opportunity to remove invasive red cedars from Mildale Farm — […]

November 28th, 2017|Conservation, Event, Nature, Reuse & repurpose|0 Comments

Create holiday gifts from nature

‘Tis the season to decorate for the holidays, and there are many opportunities to learn how to create festive decor from nature.

To learn how to use red cedar, prairie grasses, wild nuts, berries and seeds to create wreaths, swags, cards and even a kissing ball, check out these workshops.

Holiday Nature Crafts

Saturday, December 2, 9 a.m. –  […]

View migrating bald eagles in Missouri

Thousands of migrating bald eagles can be seen during winter months at Missouri Department of Conservation Eagle Days events.

Eagles can be seen at these events near Kansas City. Some include eagle displays, live eagle programs and kid’s crafts.

December 2 & 3, Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge (formerly Squaw Creek), Mound City, MO
January 6 & […]

November 28th, 2017|Conservation, Education, Event, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments

Feast on locally grown food this holiday season

Thanksgiving is the official start of holiday celebrations that are full of food and family get-togethers. This holiday season, start a new tradition by sourcing food from local farmers for your holiday feasts.

Bringing at least one locally raised or grown food to the table during the season helps your community thrive by supporting local farmers. Compared […]