When might some birds need a designated flyer? When their food is overripe. Favored fruits can become fermented. For birds and insects consuming rotten fruit or overripe nectar, this temporary impairment can leave them vulnerable to injury and predators. Learn more about this natural phenomena in this week's Discover Nature Note.
Watch December's party in the sky featuring the Geminid meteor showers and a rare appearance of a "Christmas Star." Find out how, where, and when to watch the light show in this week's Discover Nature Note.
Here's one crowd you can safely stand in the midst and watch a spectacular fall show between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Check out Missouri's unique vantage point for viewing wild visitors in this week's Discover Nature Note.
How would a bird find its way back to your backyard after wintering thousands of miles away? Check out the navigation hacks that birds use for their international travels in this week's Discover Nature Note.
A third eyelid, toes that point in opposite directions, and a jackhammer-like beak help woodpeckers feed and build their tree homes. Discover woodpecker superpowers and how you can help them in this week's Discover Nature Note.
The Sounds Of Fall: Fall is a sensory delight. And not just for the eyes and nose. The sounds of fall are as distinct as its sights and smells. Explore the sounds and sights of fall in this week's Discover Nature Note.
Shrimp in Missouri. Who knew? They won't make a meal like they did in the 1800's, but these freshwater shrimp are important to fish and other wildlife. Check them out in this week's Discover Nature Note.