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Missouri Moments in Nature

Mar 23, 2020

There may be places near you to have a Missouri moment in Nature while social distancing. Discover these in pictures and video in this week's Discover Nature Note. Please observe all health and travel advisories before heading out to a conservation area near you.

Katy Trail

Go Out for some GREEN

Mar 15, 2020

Check out how nature wears green and how it's created in animals and plants in this week's Discover Nature Note. You can watch nature green up from a social distance on a Conservation Area near you.

green treefrog

March Madness in the Sky

Mar 08, 2020

If you know where to look and how to listen, you can find madness in the sky this March.  Discover the American Woodcock's sky dance in this week's Discover Nature Note.

American Woodcock

Missouri's Ancient Fish

Mar 01, 2020

It looks like a shark and is our oldest and largest fish. Meet the American Paddlefish, Missouri's official aquatic animal.  Learn more about this living fossil in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Paddlefish underwater

Wily Coyotes

Feb 23, 2020

Wile E. Coyote never could catch the roadrunner in cartoons. In reality, coyotes have keen survival skills. Learn how two famous Missourians shaped their image, and how to deal with them in urban areas in this week's Discover Nature Note.

The Game of Life

Feb 16, 2020

Discover how wildlife beat the Survivor odds when the Wheel of Fortune spins into a new season and puts them in Jeopardy in this week's Discover Nature Note.

artwork of rabbit hiding from coyote in winter

Salamander Sway for Valentines Day

Feb 09, 2020

Shortly after Valentine's Day, a flash mob of spotted salamanders descend into water for their ritual dance during breeding season.

Watch them in action and learn more about salamanders in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Drawing of spotted salamander

Winter Wildlife and Snow

Feb 03, 2020

The amount of snow determines how wildlife survive in winter.Discover how snow can hinder or help various animals in this week's Discover Nature Note.

bobwhite quail in snow

Groundhog Gamble

Jan 26, 2020

On Superbowl Sunday, groundhogs will again rule their day with a popular weather forecast. They're also expert home builders. Discover more in this week's Discover Nature note.

groundhog standing on hind legs

Nature's Winter Coat

Jan 19, 2020

When you live outdoors, you need a warm coat. Discover how their fur helps mammals survive the winter months in this week's Discover Nature Note.

coyote in snow

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