Blog Posts from Discover Nature Notes - 2020

Migration Sensation

Nov 29, 2020

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.

snow geese flying

The Thanksgiving Turkey

Nov 22, 2020

Wild turkeys are birds simmered in American tradition. Discover their story, some fun trivia, and tasty recipes in this week's Discover Nature Note.

turkey

I Spy a Hawk

Nov 15, 2020

Wonder why we see so many hawks near the highways? Hawks use the roadside to scan fields for their prey. Find out more in this weeks Discover Nature Note.

Red-tailed hawk in flight

Dabblers vs Divers

Nov 08, 2020

DABBLERS VS. DIVERS: Discover how to tell dabbling ducks from diving ducks by the way they eat, fly and look in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Wood Duck

International Bird Travel

Nov 01, 2020

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.

Woodpecker Superpowers

Oct 26, 2020

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.

Male Downy Woodpecker

The Sounds of Fall

Oct 19, 2020

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.

Fall Color

Hiking for Health and Happiness

Oct 12, 2020

Hike your way to health and happiness with this week's Discover Nature Note.

hiking

Woolly Bears and Winter

Oct 04, 2020

Woolly bears go on the move in search of a winter's den. Check out these winter predicting caterpillars of folklore in this week's Discover Nature Note.

 

woolly bear caterpillar

Understanding Copperheads

Sep 28, 2020

Discover how to identify and deal with copperheads in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Eastern Copperhead

Stripes, Speed, and Super Fun

Sep 20, 2020

Thirteen-lined ground squirrels are the feature attraction in this week's Discover Nature Note. Watch them in action before they head underground for the winter.

ground squirrel

Top 5 Fall Hikes

Sep 13, 2020

Take a hike this fall and enjoy some spectacular Missouri scenery. Check out our top five trail picks in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Painted Rock Conservation Area

Painted Ladies

Sep 06, 2020

Painted Lady butterflies span the globe, eat thistle, and have irruptive migrations seen around September wildflowers. See the fruits of their labor in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Painted Lady Butterfly

How to Feed Hungry Birds

Aug 30, 2020

Discover how to feed birds, make homemade bird feed, and a build a peanut feeder in this week's Discover Nature Note.

male downy woodpecker at feeder

Cowbird Kids

Aug 23, 2020

One of these eggs is not like the other. Learn how cowbirds con other birds into raising their young in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Cowbird Egg in Nest

Missouri's Freshwater Shrimp

Aug 16, 2020

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.

Mississippi Grass Shrimp

Cavorting Cottontails

Aug 10, 2020

Look for cottontail rabbits cavorting on summer evenings. Learn more in this week's Discover Nature Note.

young eastern cottontail rabbit

Great Golden Digger Wasps: Scary Good

Aug 02, 2020

Discover WHY you want this wasp around and HOW scary good Great Golden Diggers are in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Great Golden Digger Wasp

Brawny Badgers

Jul 26, 2020

The American Badger is built for digging. And equally fierce on both offense and defense. Dig them in this week's Discover Nature Note.

American Badger

Grasshopper Rhythm

Jul 20, 2020

Discover the insect that makes our unofficial song of summer in this week's Discover Nature Note.

differential grasshopper

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