From Xplor for Kids
January 2020 Issue

Flower Corner

Not much blooms in January, but even if there’s snow on the ground, the fragrant, yellow buds of witch-hazel may be popping open. Look (and sniff) for this woody shrub along rocky streams or in your local park. Lots of people like to plant witch-hazel for its sweet-smelling, early-blooming flowers and golden fall leaves. Deer will eat the leaves of witch-hazel, and turkeys will eat the seeds and flowers. Learn more at

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Also in this issue

Tent in the Snow

Winter Camping

Learn how to turn a snow day into a snowy sleepover.

Click Beetle

Hoppy Leap Year!

We’re jumping into this extra-long year by celebrating Missouri’s bounciest critters.

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This Issue's Staff:

Bonnie Chasteen
Les Fortenberry
Angie Daly Morfeld
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
David Stonner
Stephanie Thurber
Cliff White

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