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Early Signs of Spring

As we shovel snow and brace for cold north winds this week, it’s hard to feel very encouraged that spring is just around the corner.

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Free Nature Fun - Spring Birds

This weekend is perfect for stepping outside with a pair of binoculars and your ears wide open to catch sight and sound of some colorful birds on their way north.

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We're Frost Free

If you prefer warmer temperatures and you’re looking for the bright side of Tax Day, April 15 is also the average day of last frost in central Missouri.

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Plant a Tree, Sink Some Carbon!

Since 1886, Missourians “officially” have counted the first Friday in April as Arbor Day.

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What’s This Thing in My Yard?

Every spring I get a few contacts about a strange object in someone’s yard.

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What Is That Blob Outside?

With the wet spring we’ve had (3 to 5 inches of rain above normal February to April in many Missouri counties), it’s no surprise that unusual things are growing out there.

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Attracting Bright Orange Birds to Your Feeder

For eye-popping color, it’s hard to beat Baltimore orioles (called northern orioles for a while, then back to the earlier name).

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Why Missouri Native Seed?

Nothing works better than native plants when it comes to creating a healthy landscape.

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Spring Wildflowers Popping Up

This is my favorite time of year when finally I start seeing new life pop up in the woods, along the streams, across the fields.

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Rods, Guns and Wild Roses

When I started working for the Conservation Department, I felt a sense of being at home with people who deeply enjoyed nature and the outdoors as much as I did.

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