Celebrate December

Make Shaw Nature Reserve a part of your families’ holiday tradition! We will have our gates open on Christmas Day and New Years Day so you can spend time outdoors while enjoying the holidays (please note: the Visitors Center and the Bascom House will be closed).

Each month we highlight a photo from the Shaw Nature Reserve Flickr pool. Recent photos that match the current season are ideal candidates for the Photo of the Month, so visit soon, take some photos, post them to the Flickr pool and one of
your shots just might be the next one featured here…

Congratulations to Karen Fletcher (karenfletcher2) for capturing June's photo of the month! Click the photo to see a larger version of this yellow coneflower.  

This Saturday is our inaugural Daffodil Dash 5k trail run.
April 12th, 2014
9 a.m.

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Registration is now closed.


Bascom House field

Support the work of the Shaw Nature Reserve to restore land to its original state and preserve the peace and natural beauty of our grounds.
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A year-round series of outdoor learning sessions focused on all aspects of native landscaping in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden. 
Upcoming sessions
Featured Events

Tuesdays in December
Trail Social Run

Saturday, December 14
Creating Your Own Light: Flash and Flashlights for Nature Photography

Coming Soon

Saturday, January 11
Techniques and Equipment for Photographing Missouri Wildlife

Saturday, January 25
Introduction to Herbal Soap Making

Saturday, February 1
It's Your Weekend Overnight


Saturday, April 12
Join us for the inaugural 5K trail run at the Shaw Nature Reserve amid thousands of blooming daffodils.
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Landowners in 19 participating municipalities are eligible for RainScape Rebates to help relieve rainwater runoff problems.
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Shaw Nature Reserve strives to inspire responsible stewardship of our environment through education, restoration and protection of natural habitats and public enjoyment of the natural world.
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