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The Glade as an Ozarks Treasure

The Missouri Ozarks are special for many reasons, many of which are tied to the land. Native short-leafed pine trees swaying in the wind, steep and beautiful hills and hollows, crystal-clear rivers and our abundant wildlife are all aspects…[more]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation

‘Green Wave’ Explains Migratory Bird Routes

Migratory songbirds enjoy the best of both worlds—food-rich summers and balmy winters—but they pay for it with a tough commute. Their twice-a-year migrations span thousands of miles and are the most dangerous, physically demanding parts of their year.

Surprisingly, for…[more]

Cornell University


Pollutant Risk Changes When Bugs Take Flight

Insects feed fish and wildlife higher on the food chain, but they can also transfer harmful contaminants to their predators according to new research conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and published in Environmental Science and Technology.

Because insects can…[more]

US Geological Survey


Young Birds Delay Departure, Make Frequent Stopovers During First Migration

Juvenile songbirds on spring migration travel from overwintering sites in the tropics to breeding destinations thousands of miles away with no prior experience to guide them. Researchers at York University tracked these “student pilots” on their first long-haul flight and…[more]

York University


MU Scientists Call for Increased Conservation Efforts to Save Black Bears

Between 1880 and 1920, the Central Interior Highlands (CIH), consisting of Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas, saw the height of deforestation that also decreased the habitat for black bears and other forest species. To combat the decline of black bears and…[more]

By MUNews

Plenty of Bright Ideas Flying Through the Night Skies

If you are trying to think of an idea for a great way to spend some quality time with your kids, maybe just poke your head outside after sunset and see if any light bulbs click on for you.


By Sean Hubbard, Oklahoma State

How Honey Bees Stay Cool

Honey bees, especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature. To protect developing bees, adults work together, maintaining temperatures within a narrow range. Recent research by Philip T. Starks, a biologist at Tufts University, shows that worker bees dissipate excess…[more]

Tufts University


Beware of Hungry Bears

Black bears normally are shy and elusive, but the Missouri Department of Conservation urges those few Missourians lucky enough to see bears to keep them at arm’s length. Keeping bears wild not only protects people and property – it protects…[more]

By Jim Low, Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Tiny Plants Ride on the Coattails of Migratory Birds

Since the days of Darwin, biologists have questioned why certain plants occur in widely separated places, the farthest reaches of North American and the Southern tip of South America but nowhere in between. How did they get there? An international…[more]



Habitat Loss on Breeding Grounds Cause of Monarch Decline

Habitat loss on breeding grounds in the United States – not on wintering grounds in Mexico – is the main cause of recent and projected population declines of migratory monarch butterflies in eastern North America, according to new research from…[more]

University of Guelph

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