This Month at Shaw Nature Reserve
Get muddy this August

Shaw Nature Reserve is full of richly diverse habitats. Many species of plants and animals characteristic of the Ozarks are found here. The ridges and upper slopes of this area have thinner, rockier soil and support different species of trees and herbaceous plants than the lower slopes and valleys with their richer soil. Learn more during the Outdoor Skills Series: Soil Science Made Easy program.

Get the whole family involved during Nature Navigators: Get Muddy! Have Fun With Soil. Remember to take pictures to submit to the Youth Photography Contest sponsored by the Missouri Nature and Environmental Photographers (MoNEP).

Make sure to take a break in the beautiful Bascom House to cool off and learn more about the Reserve. If you’re visiting the Reserve after hours for an early evening walk, remember that there are restrooms open at all times behind the Bascom House.


Featured Events

Tuesday, August 6, 11 or 13
Nature Navigators: Geocaching

Friday, August 15
Outdoor Skills Series: Backyard Conservation

Wednesday, August 27
Nature Navigators: Nighttime Insect Discovery

Coming Soon

Friday, September 5
Shaw Wildflower Market

Saturday, September 6 or
Saturday, September 27
Beginners Plein-Air Painting

Eight Tuesdays beginning September 9
T'ai Chi Chih

Saturday, September 20
Prairie Day