From Xplor for Kids
November 2019 Issue

Get Out

Fun things to do and great places to discover nature.

  • Watch bald eagles in northern Missouri in early December. Lakes and big rivers are the best places to spot them.
  • Listen for the year’s last cricket calls.
  • Look for ice sculptures along a frozen stream.
  • Let’s talk turkey at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center on Friday, November 15, from 9:30–11 a.m. Dress for the weather. After learning about Missouri’s wild turkeys, you’ll make a simple turkey call, craft a 3-D turkey model, and go outside to look for feathers and other turkey signs. Registration opens November 1 at short.mdc.mo.gov/ZMk.
  • Hunt for oyster mushrooms in the woods during damp weather. They’re delicious, but never taste a wild mushroom unless you know it’s safe to eat.

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

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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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