Twin Pines Conservation Education Center Programs for May 2019:
Pine Needlers on Thursday, May 16, 2019 is offered with two time options: 10:30 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It is designed for ages 16 and up. Under 18 must have a parent or guardian present.
What's next for the Pine Needlers? The answer is: the eighth block to your "prairie" themed quilt featuring the bluestem grass. Prairies are not only about the flowers that decorate the landscape but about the different grasses that act as the backdrop to their color. These grasses are tough, drought resistant and provide valuable forage for grazing animals and seed for a variety of other species. Class limit of 15.
Cooking Wild Edibles on Saturday, May 25, 2019 is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is designed for ages 16 and up. Under 18 must have a parent or guardian present.
As the days get longer and the sun warms the air, people come out to enjoy the spring season. But, people are not the only things that "come to life" when spring arrives. Spring plants unfold their leaves and work to bear fruit. The staff at Twin Pines is taking advantage of that bounty with a class on how to prepare foods, such as, wild strawberries and sassafras for your table. Other wild plants will also be used depending upon availability. Class limit of 15.
Reservations are required for the programs listed above. To make a reservation, call 888-283-0364 or register online at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, you can call 573-325-1381.