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Discover best places for peak fall foliage & wildlife

Escape to the best locations in nature to see peak fall foliage, restored elk herds and tallgrass prairies on driving and hiking adventures throughout the Midwest and beyond.

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 […]

Reserve native trees now for spring planting

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

The MDC George O. White State Nursery grows three-million tree seedlings each year and […]

Explore 29 farms at Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Explore 29 farms at Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Load up the family and pick a route to visit 29 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour this weekend. Visit local farmers, pumpkin patches, bee ranches and wineries and see how everything from alpacas to zucchini is raised and grown.

The 15th annual farm tour includes farms along […]

Walk, run or ride a trail during Walktober

Discover some of autumn’s most colorful, fall landscapes and get some exercise on a different trail every Sunday in October as part of a community Walktober event.

Kansas City Parks & Recreation has teamed up with BikeWalkKC and Jackson County Parks and Recreation to encourage walking, running and bicycling trails this October, while honoring COVID-19 precautions […]

Order native plants now for fall pick up

You can find a wide variety of native plants at three sales in the metro area this fall. Each sale is accepting pre-orders from several nurseries that specialize in growing local native flowers, grasses, bushes and trees.

As a COVID-19 safety precaution, all sales will be a pre-paid/pickup format. No extra plants will be available for purchase […]