Xplor: July/August 2016





Get Out!

Don’t miss the chance to discover nature at these fun events!

Into The Wild

Trees, like all living things, eventually die. But don’t despair. Fallen trees create habitat for all kinds of wild creatures.

Pond Pad: Life Above and Below

Lots of cool critters hang around a pond. But don’t let the peaceful water and pretty flowers fool you.

War Birds

Ounce for ounce, ruby-throated hummingbirds are the fiercest creatures in Missouri.

Predator Vs. Prey: Prairie Vole vs. Badger

Badger vs. Prairie Vole: the struggle to survive isn't always a fair fight.

Strange but True

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

How to: Train a Hummingbird to Perch On Your Finger

Ruby-throated hummingbirds may be Missouri’s tiniest bird, but they’re also fearless. With a little patience, you can coax one of the bold birds to perch on your finger.

This Issue's Staff

Bonnie Chasteen
Les Fortenberry
Karen Hudson
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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