Tag: nature

RELEASE: Missouri Department of Conservation Springfield Nature Center plans Halloween event

Public invited to “Return to Oz’ on Oct. 26, 27 to learn about nature. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Wizard of Oz characters and conservation combine for two nights of Halloween fun on Thursday, Oct. 26 and Friday, Oct. 27 at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Individuals of all ages should plan to join in the fun of the Nature Center’s “Halloween Happening – A Return to Oz.” Each night, the event will […]

Accessibility improvements may be coming to STL County Parks

Legislation that aims to make St. Louis County parks more accessible is expected to pass on Tuesday’s St. Louis County Council meeting. Bill No. 248 which was introduced by Councilmembers Sam Page, Pat Dolan and Colleen Wasinger seeks to hire Ottolino Winters Huebner, Inc. for construction of restrooms in three St. Louis County Parks. The parks located in each of the councilmembers’ district include Creve Coeur Park, Queeny Park, and Tilles Park. The expected cost […]

World elephant day to be celebrated Aug. 12 at Saint Louis Zoo

World Elephant Day is observed across the globe every year and is designed to bring attention to the plight of elephants in the wild. On Saturday, Aug. 12, special World Elephant Day keeper chats will take place at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at River’s Edge, home of the Zoo’s three-generation Asian elephant family. The Zoo will “Go Grey” on its social media channels this week in support of elephants and […]

Clayton tree awarded by the Missouri Department of Conservation as one of the state’s finest

A tree that’s located with the city of Clayton has been recognized as one of the Show-Me-State’s finest trees by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The tree, an Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra), which normally grows in rich or rocky woods of valleys, or steep slopes resides on private land within Clayton. The tree is 81 inches in circumference at 4.5 feet off the ground, and 56 feet tall and has a branch spread of 248 […]