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Ravenous Raccoons

Jan 05, 2015

If there were a competition to determine which animal would best outsmart humans, the raccoon would definitely win.


What a Hoot!

Dec 29, 2014

Owls: A bird you hear at night but rarely catch a glimpse of during the day. What’s the story with this ever-elusive fowl?

Great Horned Owl

Forever Evergreens

Dec 22, 2014

Evergreen trees are a staple in Missouri’s winter landscape. But what’s the story behind their existence and their place in holiday culture?

Snowy Pine

Goosin’ Around

Dec 15, 2014

You frequently see them taking five at any given park pond. But what’s the story behind those geese?

Canada Goose

The “Bear” Necessities

Dec 08, 2014

The black bear plays a big part in the Missouri wild mammal population.


History of the House Finch

Dec 01, 2014

Extra! Extra! There’s a new bird on the block.

House Finch

It’s Turkey Time!

Nov 24, 2014

Most of us can agree: It’s not a proper Thanksgiving feast without turkey. But there’s more to this bird than looking delicious amongst the mashed potatoes and gravy.

Male Wild Turkey

The Battle of the Bucks

Nov 17, 2014

No need to watch Discovery Channel or Animal Planet to catch one of Mother Nature’s most exciting shows.

White Tailed Deer

Weather, As Told by Nature

Nov 10, 2014

Imagine a time when radars and barometers did not exist, when people relied on something other than technology to determine if the day were to be full of rain or shine.

Champion Oak

Rollin’ with the River Otters

Nov 03, 2014

One of Missouri’s most curious creatures that dominates its lakes and streams is one that is fun to watch.

River Otter


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