Discover Nature Notes

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.

The Game of Life

Feb 16, 2020

Discover how wildlife beat the Survivor odds when the Wheel of Fortune spins into a new season and puts them in Jeopardy in this week's Discover Nature Note.

artwork of rabbit hiding from coyote in winter

Salamander Sway for Valentines Day

Feb 09, 2020

Shortly after Valentine's Day, a flash mob of spotted salamanders descend into water for their ritual dance during breeding season.

Watch them in action and learn more about salamanders in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Drawing of spotted salamander

Winter Wildlife and Snow

Feb 03, 2020

The amount of snow determines how wildlife survive in winter.Discover how snow can hinder or help various animals in this week's Discover Nature Note.

bobwhite quail in snow

Groundhog Gamble

Jan 26, 2020

On Superbowl Sunday, groundhogs will again rule their day with a popular weather forecast. They're also expert home builders. Discover more in this week's Discover Nature note.

groundhog standing on hind legs

Nature's Winter Coat

Jan 19, 2020

When you live outdoors, you need a warm coat. Discover how their fur helps mammals survive the winter months in this week's Discover Nature Note.

coyote in snow

The Sounds of Winter

Jan 13, 2020

The hills are alive with the sounds of winter. So grab your coat, hat, and gloves and head outdoors to experience the sounds of the season. Discover what to listen for in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Eastern Screech Owl

Bald Eagles and Eagle Days

Jan 05, 2020

Check out bald eagles and the best places to view them in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Bald Eagle

Evergreens

Dec 29, 2019

Evergreen trees provide fresh scents and color to Missouri's winter landscape.  Discover the story behind their place in holiday culture in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Snowy Pine

The Christmas Goose

Dec 22, 2019

The Christmas goose is a holiday tradition in some Missouri homes.  Learn more about these giants of the flyways in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Canada Geese

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