Discover Nature Notes

National Walking Day and Spring Hiking

Apr 04, 2021

Wednesday is National Walking Day.  Celebrate with a spring hike for health and happiness. Discover tips to get out and explore in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Selfie on the trail

Water Off a Duck's Back

Mar 28, 2021

Discover where the saying, "Water off a duck's back" comes from and get up close with blue-winged teals in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Wood Duck

Morel Madness

Mar 21, 2021

MOREL MADNESS: They can be harder to find than an Easter egg, but morel mushrooms are worth the time and effort. Learn more about morels and get expert tips in this week's Discover Nature Note. Remember to properly identify morels, like any wild edible, before consuming.

GO Out for Some Green

Mar 14, 2021

Check out how nature wears green and how it's created in animals and plants in this week's Discover Nature Note. Look for nature wearing green at a Conservation Area near you.

Rough Green Snake

GO Squirrels

Mar 07, 2021

Squirrels are entertaining to watch. Discover how how they snack, line their nests, and clean their teeth in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Grey Squirrel

The Masked Bandit

Feb 28, 2021

They are stealthy, savvy and hard to outsmart. Raccoons are furbearers with an amazing ability for picking locks and raiding food supplies. Discover more in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Raccoon In a Trash Can

Bird Feathers

Feb 21, 2021

Bird feathers are a natural engineering marvel that provides insulation from the heat and cold, displays for courtship, and lift and drag for flight. Get up close with feathers in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Flight Signals

Feb 15, 2021

Check out the flight signals waterfowl use so you can snap that camera ready takeoff shot in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Trumpeter Swan

Nature Valentines

Feb 07, 2021

Many species use showy displays and fancy moves to attract a mate. Catch our top five countdown for the best in show on land, in the air, and on the water.

nature valentines

Groundhogs and Their Day

Jan 31, 2021

Groundhogs rule their day with a popular weather forecast. They're also expert home builders. Learn more and discover the answer to an age-old question in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Groundhog weather cartoon

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