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A Swiftly Tilting Planet

I hate to rush through life, but September always finds me anticipating autumn’s imminent arrival.

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Geese Call Autumn in Formation

Yesterday I sat outside enjoying what may be the last most blissful day of warm weather.

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Asters Make Easy Fall Color

As I was heading into our director’s meeting with staff in St. Louis and Cape Girardeau, the blooms of aromatic aster greeted us along the way.

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Help Toddlers Discover Nature

Anyone who wants to have an impact on keeping a healthy natural world can begin at home by introducing young children or grandchildren to the outdoors.

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Drought and Deer Disease

The coincidence of this blog and what I found on a walk along a creek where we live is quite bizarre.

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Fall Migration Begins

The great migration of birds to warmer winter places has begun.

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Abundant Dragonflies

Dragonflies have been massing in recent weeks, some for long-distance migration.

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The Spice of Life

Frequently Missourians send me photos of various caterpillars, and they usually ask me to identify them. One of the more interesting ones is the caterpillar of the spicebush swallowtail butterfly (Papilio troilus). It is a common species in the Ozarks but less so in other Missouri regions.

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Fall Colors in the Ozarks

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They're As Big As Soccer Balls!

Giant puffball fungi are prevalent this fall.

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