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Discover a Festival of Butterflies

Experience the world of a pollinator at the annual Festival of Butterflies at Powell Gardens.

Visitors can walk among hundreds of butterflies and a jungle of nectar and host plants in the Martha Jane Phillips Starr Butterfly Conservatory during the exhibit which is open during regular garden hours through Sunday, August 12.

A new, permanent sculpture designed […]

Learn about wildlife at Missouri State Fair

Get a close-up view of raptors, tips on identifying wild mushrooms and a demonstration on cooking fresh fish at the Missouri State Fair.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, August 9 to Saturday, August 18 and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, August 19 in […]

Float the Mighty MO on a free, guided adventure

Experience the sights and sounds along the Missouri River at sunrise, daytime or sunset on a free, guided float trip hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).

MDC staff will lead participants on three-hour float trips that begin at Platte Landing Park in Parkville, MO and end eight miles downstream at Kaw Point in Kansas City, KS. MDC […]

Transform a vacant lot into an edible garden

Green Drinks KC will host Vacant Lots: From Eyesore to Success with an evening of stories and strategies for transforming vacant urban lots into engaging, edible gardens.

There are currently more than 2,700 vacant lots in the Kansas City area that are available for sale, according to The Land Bank of Kansas City, MO.

The monthly Green Drinks KC […]

Learn the best ways to prune a tree

Get basic, hands-on training for tree pruning techniques of shade and ornamental trees in this two-hour workshop hosted by Heartland Tree Alliance.

Participants in Pruning for Beginners will receive the U.S. Forest Service’s How to Prune Trees and learn about proper pruning tools, basic tree biology and types of pruning cuts.

The class is offered four times […]