Join Prairie State Park team members at 2 p.m. the last Saturday of the month from March through December to play Nature Bingo. This interactive board game focuses on the natural elements of Missouri while showcasing the state’s plants and wildlife.

Instead of the usual “bingo,” participants will spell out “nature” in the categories of birds, plants and fungi, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, fish and invertebrate animals. Instead of numbers and letters called, a description or fact about an animal, plant or fungus will be given and participants have to guess what is described. When players fill in a column or row, they win a prize!

Dates for Nature Bingo are as follows:

     May 27

    June 24

    July 29

    Aug. 26

    Sept. 30

    Oct. 28

    Nov. 25

    Dec. 30

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane in Mindenmines. For more information, call the park office at 417-843-6711.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.