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

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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