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Wed June 6, 2012
Nature in the City: Summer Birds, Hiking
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:
- Jerry Smith Park (Kansas City Parks)
- Maple Woods Natural Area (Missouri Department of Conservation)
- Swope Park (Kansas City Parks & Earth Riders Trails Association)
- Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area (Missouri Department of Conservation)
- Matha LaFite Thompson Nature Sanctuary
- Weston Bend State Park (Missouri State Parks)
- Kill Creek Park (Johnson County Parks)
- Overland Park Arboretum
- Prairie Center (Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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