Xplor: September/October 2015





This issue of Xplor features stories about animal eyes, cool caves, and persimmons.

Get Out!

With summer winding down, and fall gearing up, there’s plenty to discover outside.

Into The Wild: Your Backyard at Night

Nighttime is the right time to find cool creatures in your backyard.

Jeepers, Peepers

You can learn some eye-opening things about an animal by focusing on its vision.

Shelly's Guide to Cool Caves

Cave biologist Shelly Colatskie shows us what makes cave life cool.

Strange but True

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

How To: Partake in Persimmons

At the end of September, purplish-orange persimmons ripen and drop from the branches of their knobby-barked trees.

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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