Wilma's Birthday Party
10:00am - 2:00pm
Wilma, the Ornate Box Turtle, is the oldest
person at Lakeside Nature Center. Her enclosure is one of the
first things you see when you enter the Center. Join us and
learn about turtles, snakes, lizards, frogs and salamanders.
Make a take-home craft. Get a tattoo.
Rally Mantis Jr is at Lakeside Nature Center.
Stop by the Center during normal visiting hours and pay your respects to
the Praying Mantis who made history for the Kansas City Royals.
Pokemon at the Center.
Guess what! The Pokemon critters have invaded Lakeside Nature
Center. There are at least three creatures to find inside the
building. Stop by and check them out.
Gates at the Center
There are gates at both entrances to the Nature Center. Until
March 2nd, they will
be open from 9 am to 5 pm. During the summer, the gates will open
at 9 am and close at dusk. If you would like to hike the rails when the Center is
closed, park in front of the gates and walk around o the trails.
Tuesday through Saturday, 9 AM to
Sunday, 11 AM to 3 PM (Starting 9/19/10)
The hospital is staffed every day of
the week. You may bring animals
Monday through Saturday from 8:30 to 4:30
Sunday from 8:30 to 3:30
What to Do For Injured or Baby Animals
If you have a Missouri animal in need, please call the Center
(816-513-8960) and leave a message. You will contacted
shortly and given instructions on what to do. If you don't
receive a call back or the animal is truly needs help, bring it to Lakeside Nature Center
by 4:00 pm, (3:30 on Sunday and Monday), or after 9:00
a.m. the following day.
More info here.
Saturday at 10:00
the volunteer who uses puppets to tell stories will
be at the Center on the
10th and the 24th.
Wilma's Birthday Party
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Hike with a Naturalist Schedule here
September 17 at 10:00
October 8 at 10;00
October 22 at 10:00 (last hike of the season)
bird seed for the feeders, dry
& canned dog food, dry & canned cat food
Learn about our current patients
What happens when you bring an
animal to the Nature Center
The Nature Center needs dog food
(both dry and canned), cat food (both dry and canned), black oil sunflower seed, raw peanuts,
and Niger seed. Towels of
all sizes are always needed in the hospital. Please drop off
your donations at the center. Check the
wish list page for other
items the center needs.
Click to see
Stop by the center and watch all the birds through our library
windows. We even have binoculars so you can see everything
Meet our Resident Raptors
Nest Box Plans
Fox Hollow Map
My First Bird List