Xplor: July/August 2015





This issue of Xplor features stories about animal tails, pond creatures, and how to make jug lines for catfishing.

Get Out

The best way to beat summer boredom is to head outdoors.

Into The Wild: Your Backyard

You can find wild things everywhere — even in your own backyard. So lace up your boots, shoulder your pack, and head into the wild.

Pond Marvels

Slip on your rubber boots and get close to the ground — pond marvels abound. Get down near the muck, where you’re eye to eye with a duck. At the water’s edge, soon you’ll see some of Missouri’s most interesting creatures performing amazing feats.


Whether they’re covered with skin, scales, feathers, or fur, tails are tailormade for accomplishing some to-tail-ly amazing things.

Strange But True!

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

How To: Make Jug Lines For Catfish

There are many ways to catch the fish affectionately known as “Mr. Whiskers.” Jug lines are fun, easy, and effective.

This Issue's Staff

Brett Dufur
Les Fortenberry
Karen Hudson
Regina Knauer
Angie Daly Morfeld
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
David Stonner
Nichole LeClair Terrill
Stephanie Thurber
Cliff White

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