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Nature Trivia

Jan 24, 2021

Have fun with the OUTDOORS when the weather keeps you IN with some Nature Trivia.  Test your knowledge in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Freshwater Jellyfish

Forward Motion

Jan 17, 2021

Discover the forward motion of wildlife that fly, run, walk, and crawl in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Wildlife and Snow

Jan 10, 2021

Discover how the amount of snow may hinder or help various animals in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Nature's Winter Coat

Jan 03, 2021

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

Intoxicated Wildlife

Dec 28, 2020

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.

Cedar Waxwing eats berry

Outdoor Holiday Activities

Dec 21, 2020

Discover some healthy and fun outdoor holiday activities for the whole family in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Runge Nature Center

Snowflake Shapes

Dec 13, 2020

Discover the one thing in common all snowflakes have and how they're formed in this week's Discover Nature Notes.

Northern Cardinal in the snow

Party in the Night Sky

Dec 06, 2020

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.

NIght Sky for Mid December

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

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