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View nature & wildlife on a fall driving tour

Discover the best locations to see peak fall foliage, restored elk herds and tallgrass prairies on fall driving tours throughout Missouri and Kansas.

In Missouri, find the best locations for catching the brilliant colors of fall maples, oaks, hickory and ash trees in the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Fall Colors: Latest Reports & Best Places. […]

Take a Halloween walk on the wild side

Hike through a bat cave, explore a bone yard in the woodlands or track the treats at these nature-inspired, family-friendly Halloween events this weekend.

HOWLoween: October 18

 Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature’s creatures at HOWLoween in the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center’s outdoor garden from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, October 18.

This free Missouri Department […]

Volunteer to plant trees in Kansas City

Help the Heartland Tree Alliance plant more trees in the Kansas City metro area by becoming a volunteer this fall.

Volunteers are needed to help plant trees in these neighborhoods:

9 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, October 19, Somerbrook Neighborhood, Kansas, MO

8 a.m. – 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 23, Delaware Ridge Neighborhood, Kansas City, KS

9 […]

Reserve native tree seedlings now for spring

Start planning now for spring planting by ordering native tree seedlings for as little as 22 cents each from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Here’s how you can tap this resource or find a program in your state.

The MDC George O. White State Nursery grows three-million tree seedlings each year and sells one-year-old, bare-root seedlings […]

Cut energy costs by 20% with free trees

For a limited time, targeted Kansas City, MO residents can qualify for up to two free trees through an Energy-Saving Trees partnership designed to help residents reduce summertime cooling bills.

Bridging the Gap (BTG), KCPL (Evergy), the U.S. Forest Service, and Arbor Day Foundation will be giving away trees from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, September 28 […]