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Track a pollinator migration at butterfly festival

Follow a butterfly’s annual migration from the Midwest to Mexico at the Festival of Butterflies at Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden, from July 21 to August 8.

The festival begins in the glass-walled Martha Jane Phillips Starr Butterfly Conservatory, which will have more than a 1,000 butterflies and moths flying among tropical plants that are native […]

Explore the prairie at Sweet Sounds of Summer

Stroll through a tallgrass prairie full of wildflowers and native grasses, and enjoy live bluegrass music at the Sweet Sounds of Summer prairie tour.

Explore a wide variety of native plants at the home of Laurie Brown in Liberty, MO from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, July 16. The event includes refreshments and a silent auction in […]

Celebrate July 4th with a lighter footprint

This Fourth of July weekend, invite your family and friends to a fun celebration that also reduces your impact on the environment. Here are four ideas to get you started.

Traditionally, Independence Day is full of fireworks, barbecue and outdoor activities that Americans look forward to every year. However, lighting the skies of your neighborhood with […]

Go biking & hiking for Father’s Day fun

For many, the COVID-19 pandemic sparked a new or renewed interest in outdoor activities. This Father’s Day, you can keep the fun going with these family hike or biking adventures in Kansas City or one of hundreds of parks nationwide.

In the Kansas City metro area, here are 11 trails that range from four to 25 miles along […]