Xplor: February/March 2012





This issue of Xplor features stories about trout fishing, wood ducks, a wildfire dozer driver and animal courtship.

You Discover

With winter almost gone and spring just around the corner, there’s plenty for you to discover outside in February and March. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Predator vs. Prey: Striped Skunk vs. Great horned owl

The struggle to survive isn't always a fair fight. Here's what separates nature's winners from its losers.

How to: Build Butterfly Bombs

Butterfly bombs are little balls made of soil and wildflower seeds. You toss the bombs wherever you want a butterfly garden to grow.

Chasing Rainbows

Ask an angler about rainbow trout, and you’ll see a dreamy, wistful look cross their eyes.

The Wood Duck Diaries

Hi, I’m Lily. I may look like a fluff ball now, but when I grow up I’ll be a beautiful wood duck.

Wild Jobs: Wildfire Dozer Driver Sam Jewett

When wildfires threaten forests, firefighter Sam Jewett cranks up his bulldozer to keep them contained.

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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