Outdoors

Need money, don’t cut that walnut tree, sell the walnuts

By Larry Dablemont
    I always figure the yellow leaves on the walnut trees tell me a lot about the upcoming fall. This year that yellowing foliage on the walnuts here on Lightnin’ Ridge is really late. Could be that is because we had so much rain in the middle of summer, but it has been very dry here since late August.

The autumn hunting season has finally arrived

By Bill Cooper
    September first ushered in dove season in Missouri. It’s the start of a menagerie of seasons that start this month. Teal season opens September 11, followed by archery season and gigging season September 15. October 1 beings fall turkey season. Deer and duck seasons follow in November.

MDC, Missouri Community Forestry Council announce Award of Excellence winners

    For more than 30 years, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Community Forestry Council (MCFC) have honored Missourians for making significant and long-lasting efforts to care for trees in their communities.

Find best places to see fall foliage with MDC’s fall color forecast

Missouri is blessed with a variety of trees, shrubs, and vines that make the fall season come alive with color. You can find best places to view the changing foliage using the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) fall color report at mdc.mo.gov/fallcolor.

Explore the Mighty Mississippi in virtual MDC Day on the River event Sept. 23

Learn more about the Mississippi River through several exciting virtual programs presented by Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center staff during Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) annual Day on the River event Sept. 23 – 25.