From Xplor for Kids
August 2011 Issue


Photo of a blue winged teal
Blue-winged teal migrate through Missouri in spring and fall.

Go Teal Hunting

Publish Date

Jul 25, 2011

If icy weather, frozen toes and snotsicles hanging from your nose have turned you off to winter duck hunting, give September’s teal season a try. Teal are the buzz bombs of the waterfowl world. They fly fast and dart unpredictably over the marsh, and they’re a lot of fun to hunt. For season dates, bag limits and other rules, check out the Migratory Bird Hunting Digest.

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Kids build a fort using large sticks in the woods.

Build a Fort

Have you always dreamed of having a secret hideout? Then head out to the woods (or your backyard) and build one.

Slime mold grows on log

Grow Some Slime

Have you ever found yellow slime in the woods or the mulch around your house? Here's how to grow some at home.

Having a Blast

For end-of-summer fun, nothing beats a dove hunt.

Jacob Moore Portrait

Jacob's Outdoor Adventure

Jacob Moore is fascinated by Missouri's reptiles and amphibians.

photo of a Smooth Sumac seed head

Make Sumac Juice

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If you’re lemonless, find some smooth sumac.

Image of a longnose gar

Rope a Dinosaur

You can catch gar—hard-fighting, prehistoric fish—without using a hook. All you need is a frayed rope.

kids and creeks

Seek a Creek

If summer's heat has you beat, don't freak. Seek a creek.

Stars streak with rotation of the earth in scenic from atop Stegall Mountain

Starry Night

Dave Stonner had to stay up late to capture the star trails above Stegall Mountain.

Eastern Mole

The Underworld

There's a lot going on in nature's basement. Come along for a look at some fascinating animals of the underworld.

Photo of a ruby throated hummingbird

Train a Hummingbird

Hummingbirds are so fearless, you can train them to perch on your finger.

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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