Snap pictures for the Nature Challenge

Spring is here, and the birds and bees are out. Enjoy the outdoors this weekend and snap pictures for the City Nature Challenge. Help document wildlife in your neighborhood and community.

Join an international challenge to help your city discover and document the most plants and wildlife in an urban area with the City Nature Challenge from April […]

April 25th, 2023|Event, Get involved, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments

Get expert tips to start a native garden

Are you thinking about converting lawn into a native garden? Now is a great time to start planning before spring plant sales begin.

Native wildflowers and grasses can provide year-round color and texture. They’re adapted to Missouri’s soils and climate, and once established, maintenance can be more minimal than for non-native plants. Plus, natives better serve […]

February 22nd, 2023|Event, Lawn & Garden, Native plants, Pollinators, Wildlife|2 Comments

Join the Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend

Bird and nature lovers everywhere unite in the effort to tally as many of the world’s bird species as possible for the Great Backyard Bird Count. This weekend, enjoy bird watching and help create a clear picture of how birds are faring – whether individual species are declining, increasing, or holding steady in the face […]

February 15th, 2023|Birds, Children, Event, Get involved, Nature, Pollinators, Wildlife|3 Comments

Meet the Girl Scout who is inspiring Kansas City to take a hike

With over 80 local hiking trail recommendations and 11,000 followers on social media, Take a Hike, KC has become one of Kansas City’s most popular trail guides. Girl Scout Lizzie Place started the Take a Hike, KC website to create a comprehensive guide to trails across Kansas City with the goal of making hiking destinations […]

January 11th, 2023|Get involved, Hiking, Nature, Prairie, Trees, Walking, Wildlife|0 Comments

Bald eagles have landed, here’s how to see these amazing birds

If you’ve made it your new year’s resolution to spend more time outdoors, exercise more, or even to find more calm, look no further than bald eagle viewing season. January offers some of the best views of bald eagles in Missouri and Kansas. 

Here are viewing locations and upcoming events near Kansas City to see these amazing […]

January 4th, 2023|Birds, Conservation, Event, Hiking, Nature, Water, Wildlife|3 Comments