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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

On the Water

Jul 12, 2020

COOL OFF On the Water this summer. Find tips and get inspired in this week's Discover Nature Note. See where the Beatles floated on one of Missouri's most scenic riverways while on their first American tour in a special bonus video.
 

Shoal Creek

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