Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road in Blue Springs, is offering the following activities for the month of March. All programs are free. For more information or to register, call 816-228-3766.

Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road in Blue Springs, is offering the following activities for the month of March. All programs are free. For more information or to register, call 816-228-3766.

 FASCINATION WITH SNAKES – for all ages, 2 to 3 p.m. March 1. Explore the fascinating world of these reptiles and discover the important role they play in nature and our own lives. No registration required.

 DISCOVER NATURE FAMILIES: Wildlife Rehabilitation – for families with children 7 and older, 6 to 7 p.m. March 3. This program is designed to help adults and children explore nature and master outdoor skills together. Learn what to do if a member of your family finds an injured or “orphaned” baby wild animal? Call to register.

 NATIVE PLANT SALE – for all ages, 1 to 3:30 p.m. March 7. Merv Wallace from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery will be here with native plants available for sale (while supplies last). Plus, helpful advice on choosing the best plants for the soil and sunlight conditions of your planting site. No registration required.

 NATURESCAPING WORKSHOPS – for ages 18 and older, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 7. Learn specifics about native plantings that can enhance your property’s value. Call to register.

 PURPLE MARTINS RETURNING – for ages 18 and older, 1 to 2 p.m. March 8. Learn what you need to do to attract Purple Martins and about their natural history. Call to register.

 LITTLE ACORNS: Spring turkey – for ages 3 to 6, 10 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 2 p.m. March 11, or 10 to 11 a.m. March 21 and 27. Spring is here and the turkeys are strutting. Join us as we talk turkey, make a simple turkey call, and go outside to look for turkeys. Call to register.

 HOME SCHOOL: Are you environmentally responsible, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 6 to 8; 10 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 9 to 11 and 12 to 18, March 11. We will discuss ways you can affect nature through stewardship and taking action. All classes will be held outdoors. Call to register.

 DISCOVER NATURE WOMEN: Backpacking workshop – for women 18 and older, 1 to 4 p.m. March 14. Girls ages 14 to 17 are welcome when accompanied by an adult woman. Learn new skills for your next camping experience. Join Lisa Richter, who hiked about 2200 miles to complete the Appalachian Trail in 2007, will give advice on camping, gear, and your equipment checklist. Call to register.

 COUNTDOWN TO SPRING – for families with children 8 and older, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 15. Many animals are becoming more active, and now is the time to prepare. Learn ways we can be proactive about possible wildlife conflicts and things to do that benefit wildlife. Call to register.

 CONSERVATION KID’S CLUB: American Woodcock courtship – for ages 7 to 13, 6 to 8 p.m. March 17. Listen to stories around the campfire, hike and discover the night life of Burr Oak Woods. Call to register.

 EARLY BIRD SPRING ARRIVALS – for ages 18 and older, 8:30 to 10 a.m. March 18. Join a naturalist on a hike to learn to identify local and migrant birds in the area. All skill levels welcome. Call to register.

 BABES IN THE WOODS: Signs of spring – for age 0 to 36 months, 11 a.m. to noon March 18. Rabbits are having babies and spring peepers are peeping. Join a naturalist to experience the sights and sounds of early spring. Call to register.

 WILD ONES : Burr Oak Woods salad Bar – for ages 18 and older, 1 to 3 p.m. March 20. Learn how to locate, identify, and prepare wild greens in this hands-on program. Call to register.

 TALKIN’ TURKEY – for all ages, 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 22. Learn about Missouri’s largest native bird.  We will discuss the history of turkeys in Missouri, make turkey calls, and take a hike and look for wild turkeys. Call to register.

 ROCKIN’ & READIN’ NATURE TALES – for ages 2 and older, 10 to 11 a.m. March 28. This story hour will lead you on nature fantastic adventures! Our imaginations are the only limits. No registration required.

 WHAT’S THE HUB ON SHRUBS – for ages 18 and older, 2 to 4 p.m. March 28. Woody shrubs are a part of our native forests, without these plants most of our undergrowth in natural wooded areas would not survive. Learn about Missouri’s woody shrubs. Call to register.

 SPRING WILDFLOWERS – for ages 18 and older, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 29. Learn to identify spring wildflowers during a short presentation in the auditorium, then take a woodland hike with volunteer naturalist and Missouri Master Naturalist, Barbara VanVleck. Conclude your day by planting a native wildflower to take home. Call to register.

 PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE KICK-OFF – for all ages, 1 to 4 p.m. March 29. Interpretive Site Coalition’s Passport to Adventure Hunt is about to begin. Your ticket to an adventure exploring Kansas City history, science, and nature is here, with the kick-off event at Bass Pro in Olathe. No registration required.

 Help feed the critters on exhibit at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center at 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Also on Sundays, nature films will be shown at 3:30 p.m.