Xplor: February/March 2014





This issue of Xplor features stories about Missouri's largest critters, some tiny owls with big attitudes, and a biologist who traps turkeys with a rocket net.

You Discover

With winter almost gone and spring right around the corner, there’s plenty for you to discover outside in February and March.

Predator Vs. Prey: Hooded Merganser vs. Bluntnose Minnow

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

How To: Find North Without a Compass

Being able to find north without a compass is a handy skill to master.

Large and in Charge

Missouri's giants rule the outdoors.

Little Owl, Big Attitude

The only thing small about an eastern screech-owl is its size.

Wild Jobs: Turkey Trapper

Biologist Jason Isabelle catches wild turkeys — with a rocket-net.

Strange But True

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

This Issue's Staff

David Besenger
Brett Dufur
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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