Get a live look at zoo animals here

Want a live look at the penguins, giraffes and macaws, even though the Kansas City Zoo is closed? Here’s how you can still see what the animals are doing.

Watch live “Animal Cam” as penguins waddle around, dive underwater, get fed — and not have to worry about social distancing at the Helzberg Penguin Plaza. Plus, […]

March 24th, 2020|Animals, Birds, Education, Nature, Restorative, Wildlife|0 Comments

Earth Day Festival moves to online events

This year, Americans will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, and in Kansas City the 2020 Earth Festival will be transformed into live and interactive online events in response to the threat of COFID-19.

Organizers decided to change Earth Festival to a new EF20Online event to provide a safe way for participants […]

Get outside to hike, bike or play

Even in a time of shutdowns and social distancing, there are still plenty of opportunities to get outside, breathe fresh air and enjoy the natural world.

You can take a hike, walk, bike or play at 221 parks in Kansas City, MO. Even though community centers are closed, the parks are still open. Find one near […]

Build a bluebird house for your garden

Attract the native, eastern bluebird to your yard by building a bluebird house just in time for the spring nesting season this month.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering two, free Build a Bluebird House workshops to help residents attract more bluebirds to the Kansas City area. The workshops are open to adults and […]

Design a low-maintenance, native flower garden

If you’re looking for design advice on a low-maintenance, native plant garden, discover the tried-and-true plants that work best in a small landscape from a wildflower garden expert.

Scott Woodbury, manager of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve, will present Lower Maintenance Design and Plant Selection for Native Gardens at this Deep Roots […]