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Join Wildlife Watch and Discover Nature in Your Backyard

Do you enjoy taking nature walks with your family and watching for local wildlife? Have you spotted an interesting bird at your backyard feeder? Are you an amateur nature photographer? …

Fall Migration Update!

Fall is here and across the country migration is in full swing. But birds aren’t the only creatures to migrate south in the fall. Some species of butterflies and dragonflies …

MU Researchers Find that Submerged Oak Trees Store Carbon 2,000 Years Longer

The role that forests play in climate conditions is vast and complex, including conversion of carbon dioxide into oxygen, stabilization of coastlines and open terrain, shade provision, and the reflection …

7 Reasons Bats are Just as Cool as Batman

Batman, the hero of Gotham and star of The Dark Knight, is a good guy faced with intense obstacles that sometimes make him an enemy in the eyes of his …

In Search of Urban Critters

People often think they have to travel far to see nature. They overlook the nature in their own backyards, schoolyards, neighborhoods and yes, even cities. There is plenty of nature …

Groundhog Day Trivia

Today is Groundhog Day, but do you know the real reason the groundhog wakes up from its winter hibernation? It’s not really to see its shadow. Find out the true …

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Mother Nature’s Late Show: 9 Tips for Watching Wildlife at Night

When the sun goes down and songbirds disappear into cover to roost, you might think that backyard wildlife watching is finished for the day. But the truth is that when …

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