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Things to do in the Ozarks outdoors: hiking, camping, fishing, places to visit and more.

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Keep Your Plants from Freezing this Winter

Oklahoma has already dealt with several days below the freezing mark. So as you pull out that extra coat or throw another log on the fire to keep warm, remember to protect your shallow-rooted plants as well.

Kim Toscano, Oklahoma…[more]

By Trisha Gedon, Oklahoma State University

Protect Bulbs From Pesky Critters

As the weather begins to cool down, homeowners may notice the squirrels and other rodents in their yards are gathering food before winter sets in. Unfortunately, some of these yard dwellers may think a gardener’s freshly planted bulbs will be…[more]

By Trisha Gedon, Oklahoma State University

Backpack Physics: Smaller Hikers Carry Heavier Loads

Hikers are generally advised that the weight of the packs they carry should correspond to their own size, with smaller individuals carrying lighter loads. Although petite backpackers might appreciate the excuse to hand off heavier gear to the larger members…[more]

American Institute of Physics


Fall Fishing on the Ouachita River

Though fishing in Arkansas is available year-round, fall is a beautiful time to cast a line and enjoy the favorable temperatures and colorful fall foliage of the season. The Ouachita River has long been a lure to anglers due to…[more]

By Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism

Weekly Fall Color Reports Available

As the heat of summer fades into the cool weather of fall, trees and shrubs around the Show-Me State transform from leaves of green to a fall-foliage color palette of golds, reds, oranges, and purples.

Leaves turn colors when two…[more]

By Jim Low, Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Walking Off Obesity

Increased Access to Nature Trails, Forest Lands –Not Nature Preserves– Could Decrease Youth Obesity Rates, MU Study Finds from MU News Bureau on Vimeo.

Researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Minnesota found that local governments…[more]

By College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Go Mobile with New, Free MDC “MO Hunting” App

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) now offers Missouri hunters, anglers, and trappers a free mobile application for both Android and Apple mobile devices. The new “MO Hunting” app is available through Google Play and iTunes stores.

MO Hunting enables…[more]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Fall Armyworms Infesting Some Oklahoma Lawns

Oklahoma homeowners should be on the lookout for the presence of fall armyworms defoliating their lawns, an unwanted pest problem that is being reported across parts of Oklahoma. Fall armyworms are surface-dwelling, “climbing cutworm” caterpillars that prefer to feed on…[more]

By Donald Stotts, OK State University

Fish Consumption Advisory Issued for Lake Ouachita

The Arkansas Department of Health is issuing a fish consumption advisory for Lake Ouachita. This advisory comes after fish from Lake Ouachita, collected by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and tested by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, were…[more]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

Catalpa Worms Give a Strong Boost to Summer Fishing

Two words can help Arkansas anglers shake off the mid-summer fishing blues: Catalpa worm. Experienced anglers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission agree that catalpa worms are superb for fishing in this area, especially for bream and catfish. Almost…[more]

By Arkansas Game and Fish
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