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Woolly Bear: Nature's Weather Predictor

Oct 17, 2016

Wooly Bears are known to be able to signal when there is going to be cold weather coming up. Find out more in the weeks Discover Nature Note.

Wooly Bear Caterpillar

It's a Falcon!

Oct 10, 2016

The world’s most common and fastest bird of prey can be seen soaring around large cities and waterways. Find out more in this weeks Discover Nature Note.

Peregrine Falcon

Carnivorous, Camouflaged Copperheads

Oct 03, 2016

Keep copperheads away by getting rid of wood or rock piles and tall grass around your home. Learn more in this week's Discover Nature Note. 

Eastern Copperhead

The Great Urban Greenspace

Sep 26, 2016

Cleaning polluted air is just one of the benefits of greenspaces. Find out more of the environmental benefits in this week's Discover Nature Note. 

Urban greenways provide many benefits.

The Acorn and the Squirrel

Sep 19, 2016

Acorns are a main food source for all kinds of animals during the winter, especially the squirrel. Find out more in this week's Discover Nature Note. 

reddish squirrel on wooden fence rail

Show-Me Mushrooms

Sep 12, 2016

Mushroom hunting is popular in the spring, but there are many varieties that grow in the fall as well.  Learn more in this week’s Discover Nature Note.

Photo of three ringless honey mushroom clusters on exposed tree root.

Busy Bees

Sep 05, 2016

Their sight and sound might bring panic at a picnic, but our need for bees is crucial.


The Itsy-Bitsy Garden Spider

Aug 29, 2016

It’s a shame that little Miss Muffett was too frightened to meet the spider that sat down beside her. She would have discovered that spiders are exceptional creatures.

Closeup of yellow garden spider on web


Aug 22, 2016

Why is it that when insects hit your windshield, they seem to hit right where you are looking? Who are these insects, and why are they out flying around?

image of a Rosy Maple Moth

Where in the World is the Warbler?

Aug 15, 2016

In August, as children prepare to migrate back into the classroom, warblers must also get ready for a long journey.

Photo of a prothonotary warbler perched on a small branch.


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