Blog Posts from Discover Nature Notes - 2020

Wild Fruits of Summer

Jul 06, 2020

Looking for something wild and healthy to do? Berry picking may be the summer adventure for you. Discover where, how, and a tasty recipe in this week's Discover Nature Note.
 

Gooseberries

Red, White, and Blue in Nature

Jun 28, 2020

Celebrate red, white, and blue in nature this Independence week in our Discover Nature Notes blog.

Bald Eagle

Helping Birds

Jun 22, 2020

We are loving our birds these days.  Discover why bird populations are in decline and simple ways you can help in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Evening Grosbeak bird

Father Fishes

Jun 14, 2020

Gear up for Father's Day with a tale of two fish dads, some top fishing tips, and a tasty recipe in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Rattlesnake Rattles

Jun 07, 2020

It's a sound that will stop you in your tracks. Discover how rattlesnake rattles are formed and how their highly effective warning sound is made in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Timber Rattlesnake rattle

Celebrate National Days Outdoors

May 31, 2020

Celebrate national days locally in Missouri's great outdoors this month. Get ideas and tips in this month's Discover Nature Note.

trail

The Color of Fish

May 26, 2020

Fish use color for blending into their surroundings, selecting mates, and self-defense. They can also change their colors and patterns by mood. Learn more about the how fish use color in this week's Discover Nature Note.
 

Longear Sunfish

Amphibian Noisemakers

May 17, 2020

Discover the sounds and skills of Acris crepitans and Hyla versicolor, more commonly known as cricket frogs and gray tree frogs. They perform an outdoor suite while munching on pesky insects that are not so sweet. Learn more in this week's Discover Nature Note.
 

Gray Tree Frog Calling

Landscaping for Wildlilfe

May 11, 2020

Liven up your backyard for some wild company. You can create a mix that invites birds, butterflies, turtles, and other animals to your outdoor space. Learn some landscaping tips to add song and life to your outdoor space in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Backyard naturescape

Mammal Mothers

May 03, 2020

Explore how mammal mothers raise their young, and how you can help keep wildlife wild in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Opossum mom and babies

Nature's Cleanup Crew

Apr 27, 2020

Nature's cleanup crew works the frontlines by day and night, removing waste, filtering water, and preventing the spread of disease. Discover how in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Turkey Vulture

Mussel Mania

Apr 19, 2020

Mussels are a powerhouse for cleaning our waters. They have a fantasia-like way of reproducing with the help of host fish. See them in action and learn how you can help protect them in this week's Discover Nature Note
 

mussels

What Red Foxes Say and Do

Apr 13, 2020

Red foxes have a particular set of skills. Skills acquired over a very long time that make them an extemely adaptable and successful species. Check them out in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Red Fox

Bird Echoes

Apr 06, 2020

Like airplanes and thunderstorms, flocks of migrating birds can be tracked by radar. Learn how scientist's are tracking spring migrations in this week's Discover Nature Notes.

prairie warbler

Healthy Trees and Arbor Day

Mar 30, 2020

Celebrate Arbor Day from home this month by identifying backyard trees, planting native trees, and removing invasive trees. Discover how in this week's Discover Nature Note.

seedling form cover

Missouri Moments in Nature

Mar 23, 2020

There may be places near you to have a Missouri moment in Nature while social distancing. Discover these in pictures and video in this week's Discover Nature Note. Please observe all health and travel advisories before heading out to a conservation area near you.

Katy Trail

Go Out for some GREEN

Mar 15, 2020

Check out how nature wears green and how it's created in animals and plants in this week's Discover Nature Note. You can watch nature green up from a social distance on a Conservation Area near you.

green treefrog

March Madness in the Sky

Mar 08, 2020

If you know where to look and how to listen, you can find madness in the sky this March.  Discover the American Woodcock's sky dance in this week's Discover Nature Note.

American Woodcock

Missouri's Ancient Fish

Mar 01, 2020

It looks like a shark and is our oldest and largest fish. Meet the American Paddlefish, Missouri's official aquatic animal.  Learn more about this living fossil in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Paddlefish underwater

Wily Coyotes

Feb 23, 2020

Wile E. Coyote never could catch the roadrunner in cartoons. In reality, coyotes have keen survival skills. Learn how two famous Missourians shaped their image, and how to deal with them in urban areas in this week's Discover Nature Note.

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