Burr Oak Woods hosting photo contest

BLUE SPRINGS Mo -- The Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Burr Oak Woods Nature Center at Blue Springs is hosting its annual photo contest. Visitors hiking the trails or walking through the woodlands and prairie take photographs through the changing seasons. This contest is a chance to publicly display pictures of landscapes, wildlife, people or events at the area.

First, second and third-place ribbons will be awarded. All photos will be on display throughout March and the winners announced on March 21. The first-place winner will appear in the KC Nature and You newsletter.

Photographs entered must have been taken at the Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area. Completed entries must be received before 6 p.m. on Feb. 28. Each entry must include a completed entry form, which is available at the nature center or at http://mdc.mo.gov/node/280. Entry forms and photos can be dropped off at the front desk or mailed to:  Burr Oak Woods CNC, 1401 N.W. Park Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015.

The contest is open to any Missouri resident. There is a limit of two photos per person. Photos must be 8 x 10 inches and matted. The entrant's name must not be on the photo or mat.

For more information, call the Burr Oak Nature Center at 816-228-3766.