Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center

Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center

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Join Brave Kids Art Club host and professional Illustrator Brad Woodard for a FREE family event. Come learn more about peregrine falcons, and how to draw them. There will even be a LIVE peregrine falcon, Wilson, there to meet! Free registration required for kids. Parents must attend with child (no registration necessary for parents). https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-drawing-event-at-mk-nature-center-tickets-479554990887
If you missed our Bird Seed Sales Fundraiser, we still have seed left over, as well as great gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Open Tuesday through Sunday 10 to 3 pm.
Questions: contact [email protected]
Don't miss our Bird Seed sale fundraiser and Family Activities, TODAY at the MK Nature Center. 9 to 5 pm. With our wonderful sponsors from Wild Birds Unlimited.
Live bird presentations featuring, a Peregrine Falcon, and Great Horned Owl, at 11:30, 1230, and 1:30. Also Free kids craft from 11 to 2 pm.
Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser and Holiday shopping starts today! We're open 9 to 5 pm Friday and Saturday. Questions? contact Sue Dudley @ [email protected]
Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser starts tomorrow. December 2nd and 3rd, 9 to 5 pm. Hope to see you there 😊
One quick lap around the Nature Center!
This is a great week to do holiday shopping at MK Nature Center. All store product is out for browsing. Come for a nice walk and then do some shopping. Open from 10 to 3 pm, except for Dec. 2nd and 3rd we will be open from 9 to 5 pm for Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser.
Don't miss MK Nature Center's Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2nd and 3rd from 9 to 5 pm.
All proceeds go towards education programs and day to day operations of the nature center. Questions: [email protected].
Nature Center is open from 10 to 3 pm today, if you are out and about stop by for a nice walk and some holiday shopping.
If you are wanting to buy local, consider doing your holiday shopping at MK Nature Center gift shop. We have a fun selection of natured themed gifts for everyone on your list. Open Tuesday through Sunday 10 to 3 pm.
If you are out holiday shopping this weekend, stop by the Nature Center's gift shop. We carry unique nature themed gifts, like these collapsible flowers vases and smokeless, drippless candles. We will be open Friday through Sunday 10 to 3pm.
Mark your calendars for next Friday and Saturday, December 2nd and 3rd, from 9 to 5 pm, the Nature Center will be having their annual Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser!
If you feed birds during the winter, consider supporting your local nature center and buy your seed from us!
We will have several types high quality seed from Wild Birds Unlimited. Here are just a few of the types.
Support your local nature center and get some great gifts for the holidays!

Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser Dec. 2nd and 3rd, from 9 to 5 pm. Free family activities on Saturday Dec. 3rd
Live bird presentations at 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30 pm. Kid's craft from 11 to 2 pm.
Family friendly activities Saturday Dec. 3rd during our Bird Seed sale fundraiser.
Live bird presentations at 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30 pm.
Kid's take home craft from 11 to 2pm. Contact Sue Dudley at [email protected] for questions.

The Morrison Knudsen Nature Center offers a one-of-a-kind fish and wildlife experience on a 4.6-acre site along the Boise River Greenbelt near downtown Boise.

The Nature Center's stream walk and education building provide a glimpse of Idaho. The Idaho Fish and Game MK Nature Center offers a unique wildlife experience on a 4.6-acre site along the Boise River Greenbelt. Admission is always free! The StreamWalk is free and open dawn to dusk all year and underwater viewing windows give visitors a fish-eye view of the world. The Visitor Center has a museum a

Operating as usual

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 12/05/2022

If you missed our Bird Seed Sales Fundraiser, we still have seed left over, as well as great gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Open Tuesday through Sunday 10 to 3 pm.
Questions: contact [email protected]

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 12/03/2022

Don't miss our Bird Seed sale fundraiser and Family Activities, TODAY at the MK Nature Center. 9 to 5 pm. With our wonderful sponsors from Wild Birds Unlimited.
Live bird presentations featuring, a Peregrine Falcon, and Great Horned Owl, at 11:30, 1230, and 1:30. Also Free kids craft from 11 to 2 pm.

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 12/02/2022

Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser and Holiday shopping starts today! We're open 9 to 5 pm Friday and Saturday. Questions? contact Sue Dudley @ [email protected]

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 12/01/2022

Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser starts tomorrow. December 2nd and 3rd, 9 to 5 pm. Hope to see you there 😊

11/30/2022

One quick lap around the Nature Center!

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 11/30/2022

This is a great week to do holiday shopping at MK Nature Center. All store product is out for browsing. Come for a nice walk and then do some shopping. Open from 10 to 3 pm, except for Dec. 2nd and 3rd we will be open from 9 to 5 pm for Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser.

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 11/28/2022

Don't miss MK Nature Center's Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2nd and 3rd from 9 to 5 pm.
All proceeds go towards education programs and day to day operations of the nature center. Questions: [email protected].

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 11/26/2022

Nature Center is open from 10 to 3 pm today, if you are out and about stop by for a nice walk and some holiday shopping.

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 11/25/2022

If you are wanting to buy local, consider doing your holiday shopping at MK Nature Center gift shop. We have a fun selection of natured themed gifts for everyone on your list. Open Tuesday through Sunday 10 to 3 pm.

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 11/23/2022

If you are out holiday shopping this weekend, stop by the Nature Center's gift shop. We carry unique nature themed gifts, like these collapsible flowers vases and smokeless, drippless candles. We will be open Friday through Sunday 10 to 3pm.

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 11/21/2022

Mark your calendars for next Friday and Saturday, December 2nd and 3rd, from 9 to 5 pm, the Nature Center will be having their annual Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser!
If you feed birds during the winter, consider supporting your local nature center and buy your seed from us!
We will have several types high quality seed from Wild Birds Unlimited. Here are just a few of the types.

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 11/14/2022

Support your local nature center and get some great gifts for the holidays!

Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser Dec. 2nd and 3rd, from 9 to 5 pm. Free family activities on Saturday Dec. 3rd
Live bird presentations at 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30 pm. Kid's craft from 11 to 2 pm.

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 11/08/2022

Family friendly activities Saturday Dec. 3rd during our Bird Seed sale fundraiser.
Live bird presentations at 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30 pm.
Kid's take home craft from 11 to 2pm. Contact Sue Dudley at [email protected] for questions.

11/07/2022

SAVE THE DATE ☺️
16th Annual Bird Seed Sale Fundraiser!
Dec. 2nd & 3rd, from 9 to 5 pm.
Located at MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise, ID 83712.

If you feed the birds during winter, consider buying your seed with us and support your local nature center!

11/02/2022

2023 registration for the Sagebrush-steppe Chapter of the Idaho Master Naturalist Program opens soon!

The Idaho Master Naturalist Program aims to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to actively work toward stewardship of Idaho's natural environment. Local partners include MK Nature Center, Golden Eagle Audubon and the Idaho Botanical Garden.

To learn more about the chapter, read here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RZlCo_W1o0QwMcj3x1qlD0nq2W9MvunP/view?usp=share_link

To register, click here after 8 am on November 9th.
Questions? Email [email protected]
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N3TNQRP

10/28/2022

Fall colors are at their best! Come visit this weekend. Paths are open every day dawn to dusk and the visitor center is open 10 AM to 3 PM every day except Mondays!

10/12/2022

A sight like this might have you wondering what happened to this tree? It’s evidence of a mule deer buck rubbing his antlers. In summer, antlers are covered by “velvet,” a fuzzy covering filled with blood vessels that nourishes the fast-growing antlers underneath. By fall, the antlers are done growing and the velvet dries and begins to fall off. Bucks help this process along by rubbing against trees and shrubs to remove the velvet. Rubbing also polishes the antlers, making them more impressive to other deer, including females as the mating season begins.

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 10/05/2022

Mason bees have used the bee box in the soon-to-be pollinator garden! The mud plugs are evidence of nests. Larval bees will emerge next spring to repeat the life cycle. Mason bees are one of many kinds of native bees living in Idaho. They are important pollinators so we are happy to see them using the box!

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 09/30/2022

This locust borer is a perfect example of mimicry in nature. At first glance, this beetle appears to be a wasp. Closer inspection reveals very long antennae and a different body shape than what you would see on a wasp. However, most potential predators will find the color pattern enough of a warning and leave the beetle alone. It’s an elegant defense strategy that fools many insect predators and people.

09/26/2022

Fungus everywhere! Fall brings out the mushrooms! Take a look around your neighborhood or around the Nature Center. What a beautiful time to visit.

09/16/2022

Trout’s world.

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 09/15/2022

It’s the time of year when the western terrestrial garter snakes begin to make their way back to their winter den. These two or possibly three snakes were resting just outside the den here at the nature center. These non-venomous snakes are residents here, eating a wide variety of prey. They are excellent swimmers, often preying on small fish or other aquatic animals. Like all snakes, garter snakes are important members of ecosystems.

09/12/2022

There are a few amazing kokanee left in the Alpine Lake window! Come check them out!

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 09/06/2022

The kokanee are here! These gorgeous fish arrived this afternoon from McCall. Check them out in both the big pond and Alpine Lake. Their stunning colors are sure to capture your attention. Thanks to IDFG Fisheries for making this special fish viewing opportunity possible!

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 09/02/2022

Friday morning sights around the nature center. The twins are growing up and soon their baby spots will be gone. We have enjoyed watching them grow up!

Chinook Salmon Spawning at MK Nature Center 09/01/2022

Chinook Salmon Spawning at MK Nature Center

https://idfg.idaho.gov/blog/2022/09/chinook-salmon-spawning-mk-nature-center Would you like to see spawning Chinook salmon? We knew you would! come on down!

Chinook Salmon Spawning at MK Nature Center Would you like to see Chinook salmon spawning up close? You can at MK Nature Center! For about the next 10 days, you can watch typical Chinook salmon spawning behavior three feet from your own two eyes! Males are fighting, biting, and chasing for access to the female. The female is digging her nest....

08/25/2022

Chinook salmon in the shallow end of the Alpine Lake.

08/24/2022

Nature center visitors will notice some new artwork at the shelter window. Funded by the Friends of MK Nature Center, the piece will be a beautiful and educational addition to the grounds. The project will take several weeks so be sure to stop by and check out the progress.

08/18/2022

Play is an important part of learning for youngsters of any species and deer
fawns are no exception. The twins were certainly enjoying their game of ”chase me” first thing this morning. They would do a few laps, stop briefly before taking off again. What a fun way to start the morning!

08/03/2022

A black widow rolling up a June bug as her egg sac sits off to the left waiting to hatch!!!!

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 07/29/2022

Queen Anne’s Lace and chickory, two non-native plants that have become naturalized across the U.S. As Queen Anne’s lace goes to seed, it curls up into this distinctive “bird’s nest” shape. Both species arrived with Europeans, apparently bringing them for medicinal purposes. They can be found in disturbed soils throughout Idaho.

Photos from Idaho Department of Fish and Game MK Nature Center's post 07/22/2022

Three species of native bees enjoying the appropriately named bee balm in the Butterfly garden. This native plant is a member of the mint family. Check out the plant’s square stem, a mint family characteristic.

07/07/2022

There is almost nothing cuter than a bathing baby screech owl. This was captured exactly a year ago so watch for juvenile screech owls during your next visit to the nature center.

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There are a few amazing kokanee left in the Alpine Lake window! Come check them out!
Play is an important part of learning for youngsters of any species and deerfawns are no exception.  The twins were cert...
There is almost nothing cuter than a bathing baby screech owl.  This was captured exactly a year ago so watch for juveni...
Over the years, we have not had many rabbits at the MK Nature Center. I think that is about to change.
Check out our Celebrating Pollinators event on May 14th! This 1 minute video will give you a sneak peek into what you wi...
Wait for it 😊. Time lapsed sunrise at the MK Nature Center.
George, the MK Nature Center's education snake molted! See it! It's WILD!
How do you tell an adult sharp-shinned hawk from a Cooper's hawk? Find out in this one minute tutorial!
Chickadees!
Conifer Trees
Thankful for!
The annual Bird Seed Sale is coming up December 3 and 4! Check out what else you will find at this event!

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600 S Walnut Street
Boise, ID
83712

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Tuesday 10am - 3pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm
Friday 9am - 3pm

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