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Nature Moms

May 04, 2021

Discover how nature's moms care for their young, and how you can help keep wildlife wild in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Opossum mom and babies

Five Moments in Nature

Apr 25, 2021

Gear up for Cinco de Mayo next week with five MOments in nature. Some are happening in the woods, others underwater, and a few in backyards or open spaces. See what's up in this week's Discover Nature Note.

 

Wood Duck Brood

Discover Black Bears

Apr 18, 2021

Get to know Missouri's black bears, learn Bear Aware tips, and join a research project in our Nature Boost podcast in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Black Bear

Mussel Mania

Apr 11, 2021

Mussels are a powerhouse for cleaning our waters. See them in action and learn how you can help protect them in this week's Discover Nature Note

 

freshwater mussels

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

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