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    Admitted - 2015


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Kids, Water, Bugs, Fish
Saturday, July 16th, 2016
10:00am - 2:00pm
What do Fish Eat? 
Little Blue River Watershed Coalition and Heart of America Fly Fishers invite you to bring your children and learn all about the bugs in our streams, the fish that eat them and what they can tell us about the quality of the water.  Learn from the Heart of America Fly Fishers as they tie flies of those bugs.  Build a craft and get a tattoo.

Heather's Art Garden, Summer Edition
Sunday, July 17th, 2016
Noon - 3:00pm
Heather’s Art Garden will be Sunday, July 17th from noon to three at the Center.  There will be music, story telling and some nature education.  Check out the first recording: Heather Thornton & Friends - The Earth is a Beautiful Place. 

Gates at the Center
There are gates at both entrances to the Nature Center.  Until March 2nd, they will be open from 9 am to 5 pm.  During the summer, the gates will open at 9 am and close at dusk.  If you would like to hike the rails when the Center is closed, park in front of the gates and walk around o the trails.

Center Hours

Tuesday through Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM. 
Sunday, 11 AM to 3 PM (Starting 9/19/10)
Closed Monday


Hospital Hours
The hospital is staffed every day of the week.  You may bring animals
     Monday through Saturday from 8:30 to 4:30
     Sunday from 8:30 to 3:30


What to Do For Injured or Baby Animals
If you have a Missouri animal in need, please call the Center (816-513-8960) and leave a message.  You will contacted shortly and given instructions on what to do.  If you don't receive a call back or the animal is truly needs help, bring it to Lakeside Nature Center by 4:00 pm, (3:30 on Sunday and Monday), or after 9:00 a.m. the following day.

More info here.


Upcoming Events here

Mother Nature Reads

     Every Saturday at 10:00

Run for the Raptors

     July 23, 8:00 am

Kids, Water, Fish, Bugs
     Saturday,July 16, 2016
     10am- 2pm

Heather's Art Garden
Saturday,July 17, 2016
     10am- 2pm

Hike with a Naturalist Schedule here

     July 2 at 10:00

     Jul6 16 at 10:00

     August 6 at 10:00

We need bird seed for the feeders, dry & canned dog food, dry & canned cat food


Rehabber's Tales here
     Learn about our current patients here


What happens when you bring an animal to the Nature Center click here


Donations needed.
The  Nature Center  needs dog food (both dry and canned), cat food (both dry and canned),  black oil sunflower seed, raw peanuts, and Niger seed. Towels of all sizes are always needed in the hospital.  Please drop off your donations at the center. Check the wish list page for other items the center needs.


Click to see who's at the Feeders
Stop by the center and watch all the birds through our library windows.  We even have binoculars so you can see everything clearly!


Featured Animal


      Meet our Resident Raptors

    MDC Nest Box Plans
     Scavenger Hunt
     Lakeside Trail Map
     Fox Hollow Map
     Scat Rap
My First Bird List



Mudpuppy's Pond     

Animal Info


Critter Corner

MO Bugs


What's Blooming

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