Discover Nature

Every week there are new marvels to look for in the outdoors, and Discover Nature highlights these attractions. The Missouri Department of Conservation’s Josh Hartwig brings us the stories of river otters, luna moths, red buds, and other actors as they take center stage in nature’s theater.

You can hear Discover Nature, Mondays at 7:42 a.m. and 5:18 p.m.

Missouri Department of Conservation

Discover Nature this week with fire in Missouri. Fire is an important part of our lives. To some, memories of campfires bring warm and pleasant feelings, but others remember the horrors of wildfires.

Missouri Department of Conservation

Discover nature this week with Missouri's Meadowlarks.

Missouri Department of Conservation

Discover nature this week with Missouri's mushroom. Late March and April showers bring… mushrooms? Yep!

Missouri Department of Conservation

There is a Midwest fruit as sweet as bananas and as fragrant as papayas. If you guessed “pawpaw,” you are correct!

Missouri Department of Conservation

Discover nature this week with Missouri's starlings. When Shakespeare wrote the play Henry the Fourth in 1597, he had no way of knowing the trouble it would bring to North American birds in the 20th century.

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