Lakeside Nature Center

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Save the Date!

Who:  Ernest James Zydeco Band

What:  Free concert


When:  Thursday, December 17th at 7:00 PM

Why:  Fundraiser for Lakeside Nature Center


Covid 19 restrictions have not allowed us to participate in our usual fundraisers this year, so we've created a fun event for you to participate in while observing social distancing. Join us for our first FACEBOOK LIVE concert! The Ernest James Zydeco Band will be performing on Dec. 17th at 7:00 PM to help raise funds for Lakeside Nature Center!



Based on new guidelines from the KC Parks and Rec Department, Lakeside Nature Center will be closed to the public starting November 18.  Our hiking trails are still open from dawn to dusk. We will be offering limited, outdoor fee-based programming with additional guidelines.  We are also still accepting injured wildlife every day from 9:00-4:00.  If you bring an animal in, you will need to come to the hospital door and ring the buzzer.  We will have reduced hours on Thanksgiving. If you need assistance or have questions please call our main number: 816-513-8960 and leave a detailed message.  Someone will return your call as soon as we are available.  Thank you for understanding and watch our FB page and website for further updates.  Stay safe out there and keep an eye out for wildlife!    Lakeside Nature Center Staff



2019 Release Statistics Here


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

Education events have been postponed until further notice

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.


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