From Xplor for Kids
July 2019 Issue

Get Out!

  • Watch for young hummingbirds at your feeders.
  • Search a glade for scorpions at night. They glow white under a black light.
  • Blackberries ripen in July. Pick some to make this easy blackberry pie recipe at
  • Tangy, edible sumac fruits ripen in August. Try making sumac-ade. Soak the berries in water, then strain, and add sugar to taste.
  • Kids Fishing Day and Nature Festival at Roaring River State Park Hatchery in Cassville on Saturday, August 17 from 7 a.m.–8 p.m. Visit for more info.
  • Go on a wolf hunt. Aim a flashlight into leaf litter after dark to spot the green eye-shine
  • of wolf spiders.

Looking for more ways to have fun outside? Find out about Discover Nature programs in your area at

Also in this issue

Raccoon In a Trash Can

Interview With a Trash Panda

Xplor’s fearless reporter braves the forest after dark to chat with Missouri’s most mysterious masked mammal.

Lichen On The Rocks

Life on the Rocks

It takes special superpowers to survive on Missouri’s mini deserts.

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This Issue's Staff:

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

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