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7 Simple Ideas for Family Fun

  1. Count the number of shooting stars you find during the peak of the Geminid meteor shower the night of Dec. 14.
  2. Look for bald eagles arriving in Missouri this month.
  3. Listen for a courting barred owl calling “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all?” Or courting great horned owls calling “Hoo, hoo-oo, hoo-oo.”
  4. Make note of how many hours of daylight there are Dec. 21, the shortest day of the year.
  5. Try to spot an evergreen Christmas fern.
  6. Scan for red-tailed hawks perched along highways. See how many you can spot in one drive.
  7. Take a walk in the woods and list all the products that are made from trees.
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