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Shaw Nature Reserve

Shaw Nature Reserve

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lat: 38.4821438 long: -90.8244526

Covering over 2,400 acres of forests, glades, prairie, rivers, and ponds, learn more about the variety of diverse ecosystems in Missouri by hiking through Shaw Nature Reserve.  Featuring many species of plants, animals, and habitats, Shaw Nature Reserve is a perfect place for outdoor education.  Classes for kids and families are available during the spring and summer.  Led by a Nature Reserve Instructor, you can learn more about plants, animals, trails, and outdoor skills.  Other events provide opportunities to learn more about Missouri’s fauna such as the Spring Wildflower Market.  Try other sports like fly fishing and kayaking, or learn more about sustainable garden projects and nature photography.  Or, enjoy a peaceful hike through the woods.  Advance tickets are recommended and can be purchased on their website.  Easily accessible from St. Louis, Shaw Nature Reserve is a perfect escape into the outdoors.

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