Winter Scavenger Hunt and 2020 Summary

Winter is mostly over, but today it feels like it is just starting. Snow is falling and this week's forecast is calling for high temperatures in the teens. But even with all this winter going on, it is still possible to get out and observe life at the Runge Nature Center. Ozark witch-hazel is awaiting a warmer winter afternoon for flies to pollinate their early-blooming flowers, and it is a prime time to observe coyote, deer, and turkey tracks. Challenge yourself to get outside this winter by participating in our iNaturalist Observation Scavenger Hunt. Scavenger hunts can be found at the front desk of the nature center. After completing the hunt using the iNaturalist app or website, and adding your observations to the "Runge Biodiversity Project," stop at the front desk to receive a free nature discovery item. Don't forget to bundle up.

It is also time to wrap-up 2020. This last year 43 observers made 1,804 observations of 805 species. Several ...more ↓

Posted on February 08, 2021 23:06 by amlambert11 amlambert11 | 2 comments | Leave a comment
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The Runge Biodiversity Project is designed to enhance our understanding of species diversity at the Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City. The goal is to empower Missouri citizens to learn more about and enjoy the biodiversity that is all around them. Data obtained from this project will be used in interpretive programs and in helping Missouri Department of Conservation ...more ↓

Mini amlambert11 created this project on March 13, 2017
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