From Xplor for Kids
January 2020 Issue

Get Out

Fun things to do and great places to discover nature.

  • Take a walk in the snowy, sunny woods. You might spot some snow fleas!
  • Who’s been eating those saplings? Deer leave a ragged cut. Cottontails leave a neat 45-degree angle.
  • Check the woods for chipmunks. They come out of hibernation in late February.
  • Green up the gloom of winter. Watercress grows cheerfully green around springs all winter long.
  • Spotted Salamanders are on the move in late February. Who knew?!
  • White pelicans in Missouri? You bet! They gather on open water.

Looking for more ways to have fun outside? Find out about Discover Nature programs in your area at mdc.mo.gov/events.

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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