Discover Nature Notes

Celebrate National Days Outdoors

May 31, 2020

Celebrate national days locally in Missouri's great outdoors this month. Get ideas and tips in this month's Discover Nature Note.


The Color of Fish

May 26, 2020

Fish use color for blending into their surroundings, selecting mates, and self-defense. They can also change their colors and patterns by mood. Learn more about the how fish use color in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Longear Sunfish

Amphibian Noisemakers

May 17, 2020

Discover the sounds and skills of Acris crepitans and Hyla versicolor, more commonly known as cricket frogs and gray tree frogs. They perform an outdoor suite while munching on pesky insects that are not so sweet. Learn more in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Gray Tree Frog Calling

Landscaping for Wildlilfe

May 11, 2020

Liven up your backyard for some wild company. You can create a mix that invites birds, butterflies, turtles, and other animals to your outdoor space. Learn some landscaping tips to add song and life to your outdoor space in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Backyard naturescape

Mammal Mothers

May 03, 2020

Explore how mammal mothers raise their young, and how you can help keep wildlife wild in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Opossum mom and babies

Nature's Cleanup Crew

Apr 27, 2020

Nature's cleanup crew works the frontlines by day and night, removing waste, filtering water, and preventing the spread of disease. Discover how in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Turkey Vulture

Mussel Mania

Apr 19, 2020

Mussels are a powerhouse for cleaning our waters. They have a fantasia-like way of reproducing with the help of host fish. See them in action and learn how you can help protect them in this week's Discover Nature Note


What Red Foxes Say and Do

Apr 13, 2020

Red foxes have a particular set of skills. Skills acquired over a very long time that make them an extemely adaptable and successful species. Check them out in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Red Fox

Bird Echoes

Apr 06, 2020

Like airplanes and thunderstorms, flocks of migrating birds can be tracked by radar. Learn how scientist's are tracking spring migrations in this week's Discover Nature Notes.

prairie warbler

Healthy Trees and Arbor Day

Mar 30, 2020

Celebrate Arbor Day from home this month by identifying backyard trees, planting native trees, and removing invasive trees. Discover how in this week's Discover Nature Note.

seedling form cover


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