Discover Nature Notes

The Decomposers

Jan 23, 2017

Billions of small organisms make up nature's clean-up crew. Learn more in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Centipede

Waxing Sideways

Jan 17, 2017

Wax on, wax off  may describe the berry side hop performed by Cedar Waxwings.  Learn more about this unique mating ritual in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Cedar Waxwing

The Hibernators

Jan 09, 2017

See how Missouri's hibernators sleep through winter, or parts of it, in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Black Bear Sow with her Cubs

The Tiny Birds That Could

Jan 02, 2017

Ever wonder how birds stay warm in the winter.  Find out in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Chickadee

Intoxicated Wildlife

Dec 26, 2016

When might some wildlife need a designated flyer? When their food is overripe. Learn more about intoxicated wildlife in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Cedar Waxwing eats berry

What's That Tree?

Dec 19, 2016

Trees are often identified by their leaves, but that's only one of several categories of distinction. Learn more in this week's Discover Nature Notes.

Slippery Elm

The Sparrow Story

Dec 12, 2016

Described often as those little brown birds, sparrows are some of the easiest to attract if you want to manage a bird feeder through the winter. Learn more about these easy to please visitors in this week's Discover Nature Notes.

Fox Sparrow

Christmas Bird Counts

Dec 05, 2016

A lesser known holiday tradition is the Christmas Bird Count. Learn how this annual practice helps keep tabs on bird species and their locations throughout the country in this week's Discover Nature Notes.

Kids Birding

The Blue Jay Way

Nov 28, 2016

They're loud and tough and colorful.  Learn about the Blue Jay way in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Blue Jay

Hawk Talk

Nov 21, 2016

Wonder why we see so many hawks near the highways? Hawks use the roadisde to scan fields for their prey. Find out more in this weeks Discover Nature Note.

Red-tailed Hawk

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