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2008 Missouri Waterfowl-Hunting Forecast

Sep 05, 2008

It looks like the dramatic flooding this past year will impact Missouri waterfowl hunting opportunities in a variety of ways. Andy Raedeke, Mallardsa waterfowl biologist for the Missouri Conservation Department, tells about the effects and what’s ahead for hunters in a brief interview. On our website, you can also get updates on the impacts at particular conservation areas. Teal season is about to begin this coming weekend, so hunters will have an incentive to check out the conditions at the various hunting areas across the state.

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Mysteries of the Sphinx Moths

Sep 08, 2019

They rest like a sphinx, hover like a hummingbird, flutter like a bat, and are built for speed like a plane.  Sphinx moths have an identity crisis.  With us, not them.  Many are mistaken for other species. Discover more in this week's Discover Nature Notes.

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Flying Bullbats

Sep 02, 2019

Watch for creatures known as flying "bullbats" in Missouri's September skies. Common Nighthawks fly like bats and make booming dives at dawn and dusk on their southern migration. Hear what they sound like and why their name makes no sense in this week's Discover Nature Note.

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The Hummingbirds of the Fish World

Aug 25, 2019

Darters have been called the hummingbirds of the fish world. See their flash-and-dash, and travel streamside to discover the Niangua darter, a fish found only in Missouri, in this week's Discover Nature Note.