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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

Wacky Woodpeckers

Oct 27, 2014

Their humorous way of doing things has made them a mainstay in cartoons. But did you know the woodpecker plays a serious role in the ecosystems of Missouri’s forests?

Pileated Wookpecker

How Do Fall Colors Come to Be?

Oct 20, 2014

Look out your window. See that in the trees? The colors of autumn are dominating the Missouri landscape.

Hartsburg Fall Color

The Great Migration

Oct 13, 2014

It’s time to get out those binoculars and get ready for some intense bird watching! Waterfowl migration will soon take over Missouri skies.


Fall’s Best Fruit: Persimmon

Oct 06, 2014

Pumpkins, apples, cranberries … we can smell the pies and cookies baking already! But one commonly overlooked fruit you should definitely add to your fall cookbooks is the persimmon.


Hungry Birds

Sep 29, 2014

Have you been looking for a new hobby as of late? Have you ever thought of making your own homemade birdfeeder?

Tufted Titmouse

Oh, My, Meanders!

Sep 22, 2014

Do you and your pals enjoy floating down rivers and streams? Or are you more of an adventurous canoeist? Either way, venturing out on Missouri’s many bodies of water is a fantastic way to experience another aspect of nature.



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