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Keep Your Plants from Freezing this Winter

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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…[read further]

By Trisha Gedon, Oklahoma State University

Protect Bulbs From Pesky Critters

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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…[read further]

By Trisha Gedon, Oklahoma State University

Backpack Physics: Smaller Hikers Carry Heavier Loads

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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…[read further]

American Institute of Physics

Fall Fishing on the Ouachita River

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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…[read further]

By Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism

Weekly Fall Color Reports Available

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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…[read further]

By Jim Low, Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Walking Off Obesity

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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…[read further]

By College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

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

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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…[read further]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation

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