Xplor: April/May 2011





This issue of Xplor features stories about turkey hunting, tiny creatures that recycle nature's wastes, and how to make a hummingbird feeder with a baby-food jar.

Photos With Nop and Dave: Reeling in a Rainbow

Last fall, Dave was photographing fly fishermen on the North Fork of the White River. The rainbow trout were putting up a fight.

You Discover

Nature wakes up in April and May. Birds sing, mushrooms pop from the ground, and fish get hungry enough to take your bait. With so much going on, sometimes it’s hard to decide what's for you to discover.

Wild Jobs: Alligator Gar Wrangler Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy is part fisherman, part explorer and part dinosaur hunter. lately he’s been on the lookout for a living legend — alligator gar.

My Outdoor Adventure

On a muggy May evening, Rachel tied a pink plastic frog to her fishing line. The moment the lure hit water, a huge bass lunged for it.

Nature's Recyclers

In an Ozark forest, a pile of dead leaves no bigger than this magazine is home to nearly 6,000 tiny creatures.

Turkey Hunting School

Donʼt worry kids. This school is COOL!

Xplor More: Make Hummingbird Nectar

When it comes to food, hummingbirds definitely have a sweet beak.

This Issue's Staff

David Besenger
Bonnie Chasteen
Chris Cloyd
Peg Craft
Brett Dufur
Les Fortenberry
Chris Haefke
Karen Hudson
Regina Knauer
Kevin Lanahan
Kevin Muenks
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
Tim Smith
David Stonner
Nichole LeClair Terrill
Stephanie Thurber
Cliff White
Kipp Woods

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