This Month at Shaw Nature Reserve
Harvesting from the trees

Celebrate the bounty from the trees this October at Shaw Nature Reserve as the trees are displaying their beautiful fall colors and delicious foods such as persimmons and walnuts. Learn more about trees and get an up close view in the Canopy Climb.

October is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your family. Hike along with Shaw Nature Reserve staff during a Tykes Trek program. Experience a fall evening hike during Nature Navigators: Full Moon Night Hike for Families. On weekends in October you can catch a ride on the Wilderness Wagon. The wagon will depart the Visitor Center on the hour: 1, 2 and 3 p.m. This narrated wagon ride travels the three-mile Trail House Loop Road, with stops at the Trail House and wetland bus stop ($1 per person). It’s a great way to shorten the hike to the river or to the wetlands if you have small children or non-hikers in your group.

Stop in at the Bascom House to view the Missouri Nature and Environmental Photographers (MoNEP) Ebb and Flow photo display. All photos feature water in some form as the main subject. Whether you choose to participate in one of the many activities at Shaw Nature Reserve or prefer to explore on your own, October is a spectacular month to do it!

Featured Events

Wednesdays, October 4, 18 or 25
Little Nature Explorers

Friday, October 14
Gourd Crafting

Coming Soon

Saturday, November 5
Shaw Photography Series: Capturing Nightscape and Star Trail Images

Saturday, November 12
Reading the Landscape

Saturday, November 19
Think About Tables Workshop