From Xplor for Kids
June 2011 Issue

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Storm Clouds loom over conservation area
Storm Clouds loom over conservation area
David Stonner

Clock a Thunderstorm

Publish Date

May 23, 2011

There’s a thunderstorm rumbling in the distance. Want to know how far away it is? When you see lightning flash, count the seconds until you hear thunder. If you don’t have a watch, just say “one Show-Me State, two Show-Me State, three Show-Me State ...”

For every five seconds you count, the storm is one mile away. Be careful, though. Lightning can cook you crispy. Stay inside or on a porch while you’re listening for thunder.

Also in this issue

Amber Bokern

Amber's Outdoor Adventure

Amber Bokern had no problem catching a limit of frogs. Catching them after they escaped in her house was another story.

Photo of a devil crayfish.

Catch a Crayfish

You get a line. I'll get a pole. Here's how to fish at a crawdad hole.

Insect Pit Trap

Dig a Trap

Like to know what's crawling around the forest floor? Dig a pit trap to find out.

Go with the Flow

There's no better way to beat summer's heat than floating a cool, clear Ozark stream.

Periodical Cicadas

Hum Along at a Reunion Concert

Periodical cicadas are wiggling out of the ground for a reunion concert. Grab some earplugs, because June will be LOUD!

Baltimore Oriole

Jam with a Songbird

What's orange and sings and loves grape jelly?

Image of a monarch

Nature's Exclamation Points

Summer's aflutter with Missouri's amazing—and beautiful—butterflies.

Girl Step on Log During Hike

Take a Hike!

Before you strike off for a walk in the woods, check your trail-trekking know-how by following Mari and Amy on a virtual hike.

Girl fishing with father on Missouri river.

Take Dad Fishing

Follow these tips for the perfect Father's Day.

This Issue's Staff:

David Besenger
Bonnie Chasteen
Chris Cloyd
Peg Craft
Brett Dufur
Les Fortenberry
Chris Haefke
Karen Hudson
Regina Knauer
Kevin Lanahan
Kevin Muenks
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
Tim Smith
David Stonner
Nichole LeClair Terrill
Stephanie Thurber
Cliff White
Kipp Woods

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