March 13, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Art Museum, Nature Center Offer Bird Activities

In conjunction with an exhibit by Missouri bird artist David Plank at the Springfield Art Museum, the Missouri Department of Conservation's Springfield Conservation Nature Center is hosting a series of activities for bird lovers at the Art Museum, located at 1111 W. Brookside.

Tuesday, March 26
Attracting Birds to your Backyard, 10 a.m. - noon
Learn how to create a backyard buffet for birds in your yard.
Tuesday, April 9
Identifying Birds by Song, 10 a.m. - noon
Learn how to identify common birds by song.
Tuesday, May 21
Bird Nests and Eggs, 10 a.m. - noon
Discover how birds construct their nests and what materials they use.

The David Plank exhibit includes watercolors and drawings and honors and celebrates Plank's passion and dedication to his favorite subject, birds of the Ozarks. About 60 drawings and watercolors from the Museum's permanent collection will be on view in addition to 13 more recent watercolors on loan from the artist.

For more information, contact Cindy Scheuer, Museum Educator, at (417) 837-5700 or cscheuer@springfieldmo.gov; or Linda F. Chorice, Nature Center Manager, Springfield Conservation Nature Center, at (417) 888-4237.

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Springfield Art Museum

1111 E. Brookside • Springfield, MO 65804
417-837-5700 • springfieldmo.gov/art