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Who's in Rehab


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Kansas Animals

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Found a Fawn


Bats & Rabies




Breakfast With The Beasts
Get your picture taken with the squirrel?
Saturday, February 17, 2018
10am - 2pm at Lakeside Nature Center
Learn what the animals eat for breakfast and share their food.  Have your picture taken with an animal.  Get tattooed and make a take-home craft.  $5.00 per child; adults free.
Call (816) 513-8960 for more information.  Feel free to e-mail us at folnc@crn.org.


New Center Hours

Tuesday through Sunday, 9 AM to 4 PM. 
Closed Monday


Hospital Hours
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 4:30


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.


Found an animal in Kansas?

Contact Operation Wildlife. 

Phone: 785-542-3625 More info here

Upcoming Events here

Breakfast with the Beasts

     Saturday, January 17, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Mother Nature Reads

     Every Saturday at 10:00

Hike with a Naturalist Schedule here

     Our first hike in 2018 will be March 10
Big Muddy Speaker Series
Always at the Westport Coffee House

      4010 Pennsylvania
      6:00 - Social Hour     7:00 Presentation

      Tuesday, November 21

We always need bird seed for the feeders, dry & canned dog food, dry & canned cat food


Rehabber's Tales here
     Learn about our current patients here


What happens when you bring an animal to the Nature Center click here


Donations needed.
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 who's at the Feeders
Stop by the center and watch all the birds through our library windows.  We even have binoculars so you can see everything clearly!


Featured Animal
Honey Bee


      Meet our Resident Raptors

    MDC Nest Box Plans
     Scavenger Hunt
     Lakeside Trail Map
     Fox Hollow Map
     Scat Rap
My First Bird List



Mudpuppy's Pond     

Animal Info


Critter Corner

MO Bugs


What's Blooming

Supported by Friends of Lakeside Nature Center through volunteers and funding.  Become a member.
Owned and operated by City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department