Outdoors

St. Louis area Eagle Days returning with new date and location

    Few words can describe the thrill of seeing America’s national symbol soaring through the air in the wild, or close enough to touch. And winter is the ideal time to view bald eagles in Missouri.

Learn where to go for day hikes at Dec. 13 MDC virtual program

Whoever said the outdoors go dormant in winter has never walked on an Ozarks trail at this time of year.

MDC virtual program to focus on winter bird feeding

Bird feeding provides year-round enjoyment for some people, but interest in this activity increases in winter. Feeding birds is a great way to learn about different species and it’s an activity that can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Trumpeter swans bring another winter white to Missouri waters

They have voices like oboes, feathers like snow, and necks as graceful as a ballet dancer. Trumpeter swans are a bird distinct among the waterfowl that glide into western Missouri on the north winter winds, lingering until ice drives them southward. Watching them vies with spotting eagles and flocks of snow geese as a fun winter wildlife viewing activity, suggests the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).