Xplor: March/April 2017




Kids Walking Trails

Get Out

Fun things to do and great places to discover nature.

Rainbow Trout

Into The Wild: Trout Stream

Even if you aren’t an angler, it’s tons of fun to wade around in a cool, clear trout stream.


Woodland Wildflower Challenge

In early March, most of Missouri’s woods are still gray and bare. But if you take a walk, you might find some signs of spring poking up through the leaf litter.


Frank's Guide to Wetlands

Wetlands can be muggy and buggy. They’re often soggy and stinky. You might get stuck in the muck. But wetlands aren’t wastelands.

Girl planting a wild bergamot

How To: Plant a Pollinator Paradise

Biologists are worried because bee and butterfly numbers are dropping. Improper use of pesticides and loss of habitat are likely to blame. You can bring the buzz back by planting a patch of native flowers.

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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a Black-Necked Stilt in a marsh
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