Outdoors

Bennett Spring State Park hosts How to Build a Fly Rod workshop June 26 and 27

Bennett Spring State Park invites the public to a two-night workshop on fly rod building at 6 p.m., Friday, June 26 and 6 p.m., Saturday, June 27.

Meramec State Park welcomes World Bird Sanctuary for Raptor Basics Program June 13

Meramec State Park invites the public to “Raptor Basics,” a special program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary, at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 13. Come out to learn why these birds are so special, what you can do to help ensure their survival and what role they play in our environment. Although none of the birds will fly, the birds will be on the gloves of a World Bird Sanctuary naturalist.

Missouri State Parks hosts summer Learn2 Paddle kayaking instruction

Missouri State Parks invites the public to attend a Learn2 Paddle kayaking program this summer. This program is for those who want to experience kayaking but are not sure where to start and for those who want to get out on the water but don’t own a kayak. Missouri State Parks offers kayaking instruction on how to paddle and have a safe enjoyable time on the water.

Camping with kids is never boring

By Bill Cooper
    Camping with kids is about as fun as it gets. Kids are naturally attracted to the outdoors, and their affinity for enjoying nature appears endless. Too, their ability to investigate and develop situations which adults would never imagine is, well, second to none.

Bass on a hot day

By Larry Dablemont
    We first fished together 50-some years ago, when we were teenagers in college. He was from the Current River country around Doniphan, and I had never been far from the Big Piney. Today Dennis Whiteside is becoming a very popular guide for those who want to float the rivers of the Ozarks to fish for smallmouth or just see the streams before they are only a shadow of what they were. I still guide a little on Ozark rivers too, but not nearly as often as he does.