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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.


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.


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


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