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Metro nature minute videos

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View short, fun videos of Metro naturalist James Davis exploring Metro parks in search of dragonflies, beavers, mushrooms, animal tracks and more.

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Get up close to nature with the help of a magnifying glass at Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area.


Discover the autumn world of mushrooms at Oxbow Regional Park.

Animal tracks

Find stories in the dirt as you investigate animal tracks at Oxbow Regional Park.


Search for signs of beavers at Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area.


Explore Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area in search of dragonflies.

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