Xplor: October/November 2014





This issue of Xplor features stories about spiders, animal skulls, and how to shoot straight.

You Discover

With birds flying south, leaves changing color, and hunting seasons gearing up, there’s plenty to discover in October and November. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Predator vs. Prey: Loggerhead Shrike vs. Northern Fence Lizard

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

How To: Shoot Straight

To be a good hunter, you must be a straight shooter. Once your rifle has been sighted in, follow these tips to get better at hitting the bull’s-eye.


Make no bones about it, you can learn a skeleton about an animal by examining its skull.

Spook-Tacular Spiders

It’s creepy. It’s crawly. It lives in the shadows and spins webs in impossible places. Then it waits…

Wild Jobs: Sturgeon Surgeon Travis Moore

Sturgeon Surgeon Travis Moore equips slippery patients with high-tech tracking devices.

Strange But True

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

This Issue's Staff

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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