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As fall continues to roll in and temperatures start dropping into the 40s in the morning, hummingbirds, like others, are starting to migrate.

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As fall continues to roll in and temperatures start dropping into the 40s in the morning, hummingbirds, like others, are starting to migrate.

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“This fall, millions of Americans will make an annual pilgrimage to a retail outlet to purchase a vegetable they, unfortunately, are unlikely to eat,” said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein of pumpkins.

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SMITHVILLE — Every Wednesday morning from April through September, Paradise Pointe Golf Complex in Smithville hosts a group of women golfers who love a good time and an enjoyable round of golf, according to the group.

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Missouri is blessed with a variety of trees, shrubs and vines that make the fall season come alive with color. Leaves change color at different times, so a fall color season in Missouri may last four to six weeks.

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Donald Culross Peattie is best known for his eloquent, informative and entertaining books about trees, "A Natural History of Trees of Eastern and Central North America and A Natural History of Western Trees." The American botanist’s essays on the relations between trees and people over the c…

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Busy rural roads are full of hazards in the fall, said University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. The often rushed harvest season puts extra traffic on narrow, gravel roads early in the morning and late at night, according to a press release.

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With increased visitation at Missouri state parks and historic sites, it’s important for visitors to remember to assist park staff in protecting and preserving the state’s natural and cultural resources, according to a press release.

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While traveling to distant forests may be enjoyable to find eye-catching fall color, a variety of native grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs can add color to a homeowner's own yard in autumn. Plus these plants are now habitats that benefit insects and wildlife at other times in the year.

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LIBERTY — From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, naturalists and volunteers at Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary, 407 N. La Frenz Road, will be celebrating Monarch butterflies.

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Landowners and homeowners should be able to tolerate some wildlife damage, but they should also take proactive steps to prevent problems, said Robert Pierce, University of Missouri Extension fisheries and wildlife specialist.

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Too much irrigation or heavy rainfall after a dry period results in rapid uptake of water in plants. This causes ripening fruit to split vertically or crack concentrically, said MU Extension horticulturist Michele Warmund.

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The six packs from the Liberty area offered a scout recruitment event Aug. 26 at Capitol Federal Park. Along with Liberty Police, the Liberty Fire Department sent out trucks as well as vehicles from the Clay County Sheriff's Office. There were plenty of activities from climbing to obstacle c…

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Tarantulas are the largest spider native to Missouri.

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As fall approaches this year, think about a new form of family entertainment. Why not swap the television for a bird feeder? Feeding birds can be entertaining as well as a boost for the state’s feathered friends.

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Need trees and shrubs for the landscape? Go native with the Missouri Department of Conservation. Native trees and shrubs can help improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation while also improving the appearance and value of private property, according to a press release. 

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KANSAS CITY-NORTH — On the morning of Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6, more than 700 runners are expected to participate in the 10th annual Kansas City Temple Run. The race starts at 9 a.m. at the Kansas City Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 6751 NE 70th St.

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The warm, sunny days and cool nights of fall in Missouri provide ideal growing conditions for cool-season vegetables such as Chinese cabbage, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein in a press release.