Program on nature slated at Lincoln farm

“In Touch with Nature,” a free nature event, will be held from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Lincoln University Cooperative Extension’s Alan T. Busby Farm.

The event will feature hands-on demonstrations and wagon tours on prairie restoration, bugs, cooking, fish and water critters.

Presentations will be made by specialists from Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, University of Missouri Extension, the Missouri Department of Conservation and other groups.

Other activities will include tours of native plant gardens and the conservation fish trailer, and the MU’s Raptor Rehabilitation Project, petting zoo, environmental games and face painting.

Sample foods prepared with native plants will be available free of charge, and burgers and drinks will be available for purchase from local vendors.

Registration is requested but not required.

The event is sponsored by Lincoln University Cooperative Extension’s Native Plants Program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Busby Farm is at 5124 Goller Road, off U.S. 54 in Jefferson City.

For more information, send an email to DowningS@LincolnU.edu or Navarrete-TindallN@LincolnU.edu.

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