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Ca$h 4 Critters
Be sure to eat an ice cream sundae!
Sunday, March 24th, 2019
:00 - 5:00 at Lakeside Nature Center
Join us for fun, music, ice cream sundae bar, popcorn, soft drinks, baked goodies, wine, beer, art sale, scavenger hunt, animal interpretations and more. 
Admission is free, but there is a charge for food and drink. 
Call us at (816) 513-8960 or e-mail us at folnd@crn.org for more information.


2018 Release Statistics Here


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.


Found an animal in Kansas?

Contact Operation Wildlife. 

Phone: 785-542-3625 More info here

Upcoming Events here

Ca$h 4 Critters
Sunday, March 24th, 2019
1:00 - 5:00 at Lakeside Nature Center

    Call (816) 513-8960 for more information. 

    Feel free to e-mail us at folnc@crn.org.

Mother Nature Reads

     Every Saturday at 10:00

Hike with a Naturalist Schedule here

     The first hike of the new year is on Saturday March 23rd
Big Muddy Speaker Series
Always at the Westport Coffee House

      4010 Pennsylvania
      6:00 - Social Hour     7:00 Presentation

      The 4th Tuesday of the Month

We always 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.


      Meet our Resident Raptors

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



Animal Info


Critter Corner

MO Bugs



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