Get Out!

By MDC | September 1, 2021
From Xplor: September/October 2021
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Fun things to do and great places to discover nature.

  • Keep an eye out for swarms of green darner dragonflies feeding on flying insects.
  • Most birds, especially geese, migrate at night. Camp out when the moon is full to watch and listen for them.
  • Elk begin bugling at Peck Ranch. Plan a
  • trip with details from short.mdc.mo.gov/ZJJ.
  • Leave fall leaves on the ground. Eastern red bats, pollinators, and other little critters need them for winter cover.
  • Pucker up! Persimmons begin ripening in September. Fruits that have fallen to the ground taste the sweetest.

Looking for more ways to have fun outside? Find out about Discover Nature programs in your area at mdc.mo.gov/events.

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