People have been stealing kisses under its branches for years, but in nature, mistletoe is the real thief. This parasite plant steals nutrients from trees. It also provides food and homes for birds and mammals. Discover where you can find it naturally in Missouri, in this week's Discover Nature Note.
You can help birds by joining Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count. These take place across the state and are part of the largest citizen-science effort in the United States. Learn more about this important project and how birds are doing in this week's Discover Nature Notes blog.