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Burr Oak Woods

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Who:  All Ages               

Where:  Burr Oak Woods located at 1401 NW Park Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015

Cost Per Girl: N/A

Cost Per Adult: N/A

How to register:  No registration required.  

Questions: Call 816-228-3766 between Tuesday-Friday 7am-5:30 p.m.

Additional Information:  To view all programs please visit our website.

Program Name:  Snake Encounter

When: April 11, 2015 from 1-  2 p.m.

What:  Snakes are making their way out of their dens to find food and mates. Meet a few up close and learn about the fascinating lives of this group of reptiles. You may even get to watch one consume its prey!


Program Name: Scavenger Hike

Who:  Families

When: April 18, 2015 from 1-2:30 p.m.

What:  What can you find in the forest? Wonders abound when we stop and take a closer look. Join us as we search the forest for interesting and unusual colors, shapes and textures that exist all around us.gray-line-thin.gif

 Program Name:  What’s for Dinner

When: Wednesdays & Saturdays

What:  Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday. The snakes will be fed (April 3 & 17; May 1, 15 & 29 and June 12 & 26).

Program Name:  Birding Off the Beaten Path

When: May 9 from 7 – 8 a.m.
What:  Step off the beaten path and explore an area of Burr Oak Woods not seen by most. This month our birding group will be meeting at the front gate to bird watch where we have never watched before! All birding levels are welcome and binoculars are available to borrow.


Program Name:  Fish Paint Art

When: May 23 from 10 a.m. - Noon
What:  Prime up for Free Fishing Weekend (June 6-7) by diving into this fun method of recording your fishy catch! Using rubber fish and acrylic or tempera paints, finger painters to skilled artists will create a Gyotaku (Japanese for fish rubbing) to take home.


Program Name: Birding Burr Oak Creek

When: June 6, 2015 from 7 – 8 a.m.

What:  Shake out your shorts, dust off your binoculars and throw on your water shoes. This month we are birding Burr Oak Creek! This seldom explored section of Burr Oak Woods may harbor some unique bird species and we hope you are able to join us.  Meet at the Bethany Falls parking lot. Binoculars are available to borrow.

Program Name:  Great Slithering Snakes

When: June 27  from 1 - 2:30 p.m.

What:  Missouri is home to more than 40 different kinds of snakes. How many can you identify by sight? This program is sure to be a hissing good time with quizzes, live snakes, fun facts, and myth busters. You may even see some of our snakes enjoy a meal