From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
October 2013 Issue

Kids in Nature

6 Simple Ideas for Family Fun

  1. Take a walk through your neighborhood or park to see how many different shades of red, orange, and yellow leaves you can find.
  2. Look for spiders ballooning on clear, windy days.
  3. Frost begins in mid- to late October, take a morning walk to enjoy the patterns and colors it creates.
  4. Look and listen for migrating waterfowl.
  5. Try to spot a blue jay gathering and hiding acorns.
  6. Lady beetles congregate on the sunny side of buildings. Count how many you find.

Kids in Nature Photo Contest!

Break out those cameras and send us your best images of you and your family enjoying the outdoors for our new photo contest. Once again, we will be accepting entries via the online photo sharing service, Flickr. If you are not a member of Flickr, it is easy and free to join. Once you are a member, just navigate to our kids in nature group page: flickr.com/groups/mdc-kids-in-nature and submit your photos. MDC staff will select a winner every month and display it on our website. All of the monthly winners will appear in the January 2014 issue of the magazine.

Also in this issue

Lake Memorial Park

Forest ReLeaf of Missouri

This small nonprofit brings the big benefits of trees to communities across our state.

Girl shooting arrow

The Legendary Longbow

Sleek and simple, the longbow has been a go-to tool for hunting and protection against predators throughout history.

First Steps Afield

First Steps Afield

Welcoming friends and family to our hunting traditions

This Issue's Staff:

Editor In Chief - Ara Clark
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair Terrill
Art Director - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Photographer - Noppadol Paothong
Photographer - David Stonner
Designer - Stephanie Thurber
Artist - Mark Raithel
Circulation - Laura Scheuler