Kids in Nature
7 Simple Ideas for Family Fun
- Count the number of shooting stars you find during the peak of the Geminid meteor shower the night of Dec. 14.
- Look for bald eagles arriving in Missouri this month.
- Listen for a courting barred owl calling “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all?” Or courting great horned owls calling “Hoo, hoo-oo, hoo-oo.”
- Make note of how many hours of daylight there are Dec. 21, the shortest day of the year.
- Try to spot an evergreen Christmas fern.
- Scan for red-tailed hawks perched along highways. See how many you can spot in one drive.
- Take a walk in the woods and list all the products that are made from trees.