Category Archives: Missouri natural areas

Lab hike at Cuivre River State Park

    Are your best friends in your lab group? Are there lots of friendships and activities in the group? If so, it sure makes all that pipetting go more smoothly, not to mention struggling with R or finding true significance … Continue reading

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Searching for frost flowers at Rockwoods Range

Frost flowers explode out of dying plants at the first hard freeze. I learned about them from our campus Record. Alan Templeton has some wonderful photos of frost flowers and knows just where to find them. The only thing is … Continue reading

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A bald eagle at Russell E. Emmenegger Nature Park

We didn’t have time to go far, so a mile and a half loop above the Meramec River just off 270 and 44 sounded perfect. It wasn’t so easy to get to since we had to loop east on 44 … Continue reading

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Hidden Valley has downhill skiing 40 minutes from St. Louis!

We went skiing today. Downhill skiing. I felt the snow give under my skis, curving left then right, sailing down the open slope. This 310 foot drop is enough to get up some speed, enough that a straight run of … Continue reading

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