News from the Grasslands

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by Veronica Mecko For the 2015 spring migration season, MRBO set up nets for the third year at Mora Conservation Area and for the second year at Bruns Tract Conservation Area. With about a week remaining for spring migration monitoring

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News from the Education Front


We are so pleased to have the following updates from our excellent educator, Emily Wilmoth.  Emily has been busy traveling all over Missouri to spread the messages of conservation and enjoyment of birds!  See what she’s been up to! April

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MRBO’s 2015 Crew


Welcome to our 2015 seasonal staff! From left to right in this photo taken during early-April training: Nic Salick is a graduate of University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. He worked with MRBO as a grassland bird surveyor in 2013.

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Upcoming Events

Join MRBO at the following events, which are all open to the public!

Ongoing until June 30th in Arrow Rock.  Natural history education programs conducted by MRBO and the Friends of Arrow Rock. Call 660-837-3231 to schedule your group!

June 6th and 7th at La Petite Gemme Prairie. Missouri' Prairie Foundation's Annual Bio-Blitz. Join people from all over Missouri who gather to document biodiversity on the prairie. Plants, insects, herps, birds and mammals will be sought and discussed by professional group leaders. MRBO grassland surveyor Nic Salick and Educator Emily Wilmoth will lead bird tours of this beautiful prairie.

June 27th at Dunn Ranch. Join MRBO staff and many other biologists from different disciplines for Prairie Day! The Nature Conservancy's famous Dunn Ranch, home of bison and the rare Greater Prairie-Chicken, will be open to the public for this family-friendly event.

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