From Xplor for Kids
June 2011 Issue


Girl fishing with father on Missouri river.
Jim Rathert

Take Dad Fishing

Publish Date

May 23, 2011

Quick! Don’t let dad read this! Is he gone? Good. Now, here’s the perfect Father’s Day present: On June 11–12 (the weekend before dad’s big day), take your pop to the nearest fishing hole for free-fishing weekend. During that time he won’t need a fishing permit, trout permit or daily tag. (You’ll both need to follow other fishing rules, though.) If your dad catches the fishing itch, surprise him on Father’s Day with a permit so he can cast a line year-round.

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.

Storm Clouds loom over conservation area

Clock a Thunderstorm

How far away is that thunderstorm? Here's how to tell.

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.

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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