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Mussel Mania

Apr 19, 2020

Mussels are a powerhouse for cleaning our waters. They have a fantasia-like way of reproducing with the help of host fish. See them in action and learn how you can help protect them in this week's Discover Nature Note


What Red Foxes Say and Do

Apr 13, 2020

Red foxes have a particular set of skills. Skills acquired over a very long time that make them an extemely adaptable and successful species. Check them out in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Red Fox

Bird Echoes

Apr 06, 2020

Like airplanes and thunderstorms, flocks of migrating birds can be tracked by radar. Learn how scientist's are tracking spring migrations in this week's Discover Nature Notes.

prairie warbler

Healthy Trees and Arbor Day

Mar 30, 2020

Celebrate Arbor Day from home this month by identifying backyard trees, planting native trees, and removing invasive trees. Discover how in this week's Discover Nature Note.

seedling form cover

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


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