Tag: Burr Oak Woods

Maple Sugaring

| February 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

In our culture of a supermarket in every neighborhood, it is almost magical and spectacular to be able to make something delicious to eat out of some liquid flowing out of a tree. Savor this wonder of nature by learning how to tap trees, collect sap and make delicious syrup from native trees. A portion […]

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Discover Nature: Rockin’ & Readin’ Nature Tales

| February 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Join us for story hour as we lead you on fantastic nature adventures! We will meet birds, mammals and all sorts of magnificent creatures! We will cross rivers, discover mysteries within the forest and fly across the prairies. Our imaginations are the only limits. This is a walk-in program for families with children age 2 […]

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MDC Free Maple Sugaring Workshop

| February 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Trees begin getting ready for spring long before flowers bloom. They pull moisture and nutrients from the ground during late-winter warm ups. Sap moves from the roots to the limbs as a tree prepares for leaves to emerge. If that tree happens to be a sugar maple, that sap can be tapped and boiled into […]

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Birds: Owls the Super Predators

| February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Owls have incredible adaptations that make them perfect nocturnal hunters. Join us as we learn about these amazing birds. We will find out Who lives here and learn their calls, and even dissect some owl pellets. This event is for all ages and no registration is required.  

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Conservation Families: Wildlife Tracking

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Who’s been walking through my backyard? The tracks and other signs animals leave behind can tell us many things about them. Join us as we learn how to tell who has been in your neighborhood and where they might be going. Dress to be outside for this program. Registration required for all family members attending. […]

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Discover Nature: Investigating Skulls

| February 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

As you explore outdoors, have you ever come across an animal skull? A skull will give you all the evidence you need to identify which animal it came from. Teeth, eye sockets, and even the overall shape of a skull can provide great clues. Come on in and use new skills to identify the skulls […]

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Birds: Bird in the Hand

| February 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Missouri River Bird Observatory staff and Burr Oak Woods partner in an on-going project to identify and track the birds that come to our feeders each winter. From the resident chickadees and cardinals to the migrating juncos and sparrows, we capture, apply colored bands, and release these fascinating creatures. Once banded and recorded, you will […]

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Critter Feeding @ Burr Oak Woods

| January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday. The snakes are fed every other week (January 4 & 18).  

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Critter Feeding @ Burr Oak Woods

| January 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday. The snakes are fed every other week (January 4 & 18).  

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