Fun things to do and great places to discover nature.
Looking for more ways to have fun outside? Find out about Discover Nature programs in your area at mdc.mo.gov/events.
Unless you’re out at night after a heavy rain, you probably won’t see the eastern tiger salamander. Active only at night, it feeds on snails, slugs, and bugs. During fall rains, it migrates to fishless ponds to breed. In late February, courtship begins. Each female may lay up to 1,000 eggs, and gilled larvae hatch a few weeks later. They live in the water until late summer, when they transform into land-dwellers. Learn more at mdc.mo.gov/field-guide.
Angie Daly Morfeld
Nichole LeClair Terrill