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Nature In The City: Winter 2014

Scott G (gipsonwonds)

It's winter, and with shorter days, bone-chilling temperatures and snow and ice, we typically stay indoors.

Many forgo their daily walk in with nature. And most of us figure that there’s not much nature to see anyway.

But what are we missing?

As it turns out, we are missing a whole lot. It’s that time again for Nature in the City, a quarterly look at the plants and animals in and around the metro.

We look at some of the migratory birds that pass through and the others that stick around. We also decode some of the tracks you may see in the snow, among other things only winter brings.


  • Joe Werner, a biologist and urban ecologist
  • Larry Rizzo, a Natural History Biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation


Central Standard Nature in the City
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer, Media Training Manager and now the Community Engagement Manager at KCUR. You can reach him at Matthew@kcur.org, or on Twitter @MLMIndustries.