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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
09-25-2014

Janzow Photo Exhibit Highlights Southeast Missouri Diversity

River scenes and mountain views will catch the attention of visitors to the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center in June. The center will feature work by photographer and wildlife biologist, Marcus Janzow, in the monthly art display.

Janzow’s exhibit,…[more]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation
05-29-2014

Dogwoods, Redbuds Could Bloom Early This Year

With anything resembling normal weather, Missouri could see dogwood and redbud blossoms earlier than usual this year. But all bets are off if the thermometer continues the yo-yo behavior seen over the past month.

Nick Kuhn, forestry field programs supervisor…[more]

By Jim Low, Missouri Dept. of Conservation
03-20-2014

Arkansas Frontier Offers Pumpkin and Pizza Patches

Numerous pumpkin patches open to the public in October, but check out the one at Arkansas Frontier for an option that is traditional with a twist. At this attraction in Quitman, experience time amongst the great orange gourds –…[more]

By Jill M. Rohrbach, Ark. Dept. of Parks and Tourism
09-17-2013

Steep and Rugged Devil’s Eyebrow is a New Facility

Devil’s Eyebrow. That name alone draws instant interest in Arkansas’s newest natural area and wildlife management area. Devil’s Eyebrow is a facility of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. It was formally dedicated a…[more]

By Arkansas Game and Fish
06-20-2013

The Great Outdoors of the North Central Ozarks

If warm weather is calling you to the outdoors, there is a plethora of options to keep you busy all summer, and most of these activities can also be enjoyed year round. In particular, the north central Ozarks are a…[more]

By Jill M. Rohrbach, Ark. Dept. of Parks and Tourism
06-07-2013

Fall Foliage in Mid-Missouri Expected to be Colorful

Fall foliage in mid-Missouri is expected to peak during the week of Oct. 14, according to University of Missouri forestry professor Stephen G. Pallardy. Sugar maples along Missouri’s rivers, hills and bluffs will burst with vibrant color this year despite…[more]

By University of Mo. Extension
10-11-2012

Arkansas Fall Foliage Updates Now Available

Autumn is officially here which means the red, gold, bronze, orange and burgundy of fall foliage isn’t too far away. One of the most eagerly-awaited travel times in The Natural State, this glorious season offers loads of special activities and…[more]

Kerry Kraus, Travel Writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism


10-04-2012

Fall Foliage: When Should We Expect To See Autumn’s Bright Colors

Autumn has arrived in Arkansas and with it crisper air and cooler temperatures. It’s a very busy time as well with travelers visiting the Natural State to view the vibrant fall colors. But this year’s harsh summer drought and severe…[more]

By Kat Robinson
09-25-2012

Cool Off This Summer in an Arkansas Swimming Hole

Let’s face it…it’s hot outside. What can be a better way to cool off than splashing the summer heat away at the “ol swimmin’ hole?”

There are plenty of great swimming holes in The Natural State—places to take in the…[more]

By Jill M. Rohrbach, Ark. Dept. of Parks and Tourism
06-28-2012
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