Xplor: August/September 2013





This issue of Xplor features stories about bird beaks, bobcats, and how to read a river.

You Discover

With summer winding down and autumn gearing up, there’s plenty to discover outside in August and September.

Predator vs. Prey: Roadrunner vs. Collared Lizard

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

How To: Read a River

Floating an Ozark stream is tons of fun, but tipping your canoe can be a drag.

Jaws of Life

Birds use beaks to weave nests, groom feathers, fight attackers, and capture food. With so many uses, it isn’t surprising that beaks come in all shapes and sizes.

Shadow Cats

Although they’re common throughout Missouri, bobcats dwell in the shadows, all but invisible to most people.

Wild Jobs: Katydid Wrangler Rhett Hartman

Mizzou student Rhett Hartman wrangles katydids to get inside the minds of these singing insects.

Strange But True

Your guide to all the unusual, unique, and unbelievable stuff that goes on in nature.

This Issue's Staff

David Besenger
Les Fortenberry
Karen Hudson
Regina Knauer
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
Tim Smith
David Stonner
Nichole LeClair Terrill
Stephanie Thurber
Cliff White

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