MK Nature Center Events

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  • Oct1

    Evening Lecture for Adults: Mineral Color and Identifying Minerals

    Why is it THAT color? Dr. Terry Panhorst will share with us how mineral color in rocks is the most noticeable and least reliable characteristic for mineral identification. See examples of minerals and their color variations.

  • Oct21

    Evening Lecture for Adults-Winter Bird Feeding and Project Feeder Watch

    Bird expert, Terry Rich will cover types of feeders and seeds, the value of water in winter, and other features that make a backyard attractive to birds. We'll also talk about how to identify the most common birds coming to feeders in the winter in Boise. Finally, we'll look at Project FeederWatch, one of the easiest bird data collection programs out there! You will learn how to participate. Families with kids welcome!

    The MK Nature Center is located behind the IDFG headquarters building.

  • Nov6

    Evening Lecture Series-Wiggly Composters

    Wiggly Composters will be here to share with us what they do and why and to show you how to convert your kitchen waste and paper into a valuable resource for your yard and wildlife habitat.


  • Dec9

    Evening Lecture Series-Treasure Valley Canopy Network

    Lance Davisson will tell us about the Treasure Valley Canopy Network and show us how regional public-private partnerships are building collaborations that are having a lasting impact on the health and vitality of our urban forests and people. He will share information about the mission, current programs, and discuss how you can engage and support sustainable growth and improved environmental and human health throughout the Treasure Valley.