Nature in the City: Summer Birds, Hiking | KCUR

Nature in the City: Summer Birds, Hiking

Jun 6, 2012

In Kansas City, we humans have adapted to our hot summer days with central air, trips to the movies and Jones Pool... but how do wild animals do it?

On this Thursday's Central Standard, we take a look at Nature in the City in the summer season. Learn more about what's going on in your own backyard with Larry Rizzo, natural history biologist, and Joe Werner, biologist and urban ecologist.

We'll get updates on area birds like the chimney swift, nighthawk, killdeer, and peregrine falcon, and those winged mammals some of us fear - bats.

Be sure to check out our own Chris Prewitt and Emilie Mutert's guide to trails here.


Trails mentioned on the show:

What’s been going on outside your window? What mysterious critters have you pondered over, or found in unexpected places, during our early spring? Leave us a comment below, or send an e-mail to

Enjoy the sound of cicadas singing in Missouri...