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BIRD’S EYE VIEW

BIRD’S EYE VIEW – Peregrine falcons are once again tending nests in the Kansas City area, and the public can watch one pair tend eggs and raise young online. A web camera is aimed at a nest box atop the American Century Investments office building near the Country Club Plaza. Four other nests are active

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Watch for bats in the evening sky

Warm spring evenings are a great time to view bats in your neighborhood. Missouri is home to around 14 species of bats, and they all love a good insect dinner. As spring insects become active you will see bats flying the night skies in search of a meal. Twilight is the best time to view

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Volunteers needed for 2020 North American Breeding Bird Survey

Calling all Missouri birders! The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) needs volunteers to assist with five 2020 North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) routes to be surveyed one morning between May 27 and July 7. The BBS is a long-term, large-scale, international bird monitoring program that started in 1966. The purpose of the BBS is

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National History Day in Missouri State Contest moves online

Due to health concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s National History Day in Missouri state contest will be held online. The competition is sponsored and organized by the State Historical Society of Missouri, which has been working with schools to transition the contest to a virtual platform. “We want to ensure the safety of

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Celebrate Drinking Water Week May 3-9

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites Missourians to celebrate Drinking Water Week by taking a moment to reflect on the importance of a clean abundant supply of quality tap water. Whether you need it to cool off after a workout or warm up in a hot bath, your tap water is there when you

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Love note from Jeff City

Bill Signed into Law to Allow License Reciprocity for Military Spouses (HBs 1511 & 1452) This week the governor signed into law a piece of legislation meant to establish a system of reciprocity for military spouses that would recognize occupational licenses granted in other states. The bill will cut the bureaucratic red tape for military

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Ask a Naturalist

A nature inquiry pen-pal program How It Works •Write or email a Discovery Center Naturalist with your question about the natural world. •Naturalists will answer your question in a letter or email reply. •Make sure to include your name, mailing address or email address. •Mail to: Steve Jacobsen, Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost

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MoDOT Kids’ page helps build foundation for roadway safety

It’s never too early to start teaching kids about roadway safety. In conjunction with Work Zone Awareness Week, the Missouri Department of Transportation has launched a web page that features printable mazes, word games, a comic book and coloring pages designed to share safety messages for future drivers. It’s also a great tool for parents

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