Candice Davis

Host - Discover Nature

Candice Davis is the host of Discover Nature on KRCU and a media specialist for the Missouri Department of Conservation. Her goal is to help people to discover nature and learn to appreciate the many outdoor opportunities Missouri has to offer. Candice knows that people who spend time in the outdoors are generally less stressed, more thankful, healthier and more successful in life. Children who spend time outdoors have better grades and are more physically active. It’s Candice’s goal to inspire Missourians to discover nature in their everyday lives through stories of butterflies, elk, tupelo trees, alligator gar and other marvels of nature on KRCU’s Discover Nature program.

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Missouri Department of Conservation. / KRCU

July 19 - July 25

Discover nature this week and help protect young birds.

Though newborn wildlife is irresistible the best thing you can do for a young bird is leave it alone. If you can’t resist keeping track of young wildlife, use binoculars and watch from a distance

Many wild animals produce their young in May and June, and though they might appear to be lost, many times they’re not. It’s more likely the mother is away temporarily or is intentionally staying a short distance off to avoid attracting attention to her young.

Blackberries

Oct 17, 2012
Missouri Department of Conservation.

July 5 - July 11

Discover nature this week by awakening your taste buds with plump blackberries.

Blackberry is widespread in Missouri and is eaten by deer, turkey and other wild species. One of the most popular uses of blackberries is blackberry pie, but there are other ways to put the berries and the leaves to use.

Missouri Department of Conservation. / KRCU

Discover Nature this week as it’s the perfect time to go out to Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, Duck Creek Conservation Area, Trail of Tears, or anywhere along the Mississippi river to watch for bald eagles as they begin to share incubation duties. Throughout this 35 day period, one parent is always on the nest, not only to keep the eggs warm but to protect them from squirrels and gulls which would relish the chance to break open and eat the eagle’s eggs.

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