Fun Facts

Mid-summer heat hits wildlife too

June 30, 2022

If you see birds panting like dogs and squirrels lounging like lizards, you’re probably sweating out another day of triple-digit heat in Oklahoma.

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Floating Oklahoma Waters

April 3, 2019

Canoe, Kayak or Tube Along Oklahoma’s Loveliest Rivers “Just around the next bend.” For those of you who understand the simple pleasure of floating—in a canoe, kayak retired inner tube or a plain rubber raft—these words are music to the ears. Some seek the serenity of gliding over quiet, clear water as hawks sail the…

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The Tri-National Race to Rescue a Species

August 1, 2018

The Oklahoma Monarch and Pollinators Collaborative, supported by the Coalition Foundation, focuses on engaging, educating and inspiring Oklahomans to be aware of the challenges to the iconic butterfly species. At OMPC, the consortia team works to engage many sectors of landholders to employ best practices for supporting pollinators, to encourage mayors and municipalities to craft…

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Statewide Plan to Save the Monarchs Takes Flight, 40+ Organizations Call Upon Citizens to Join Project

April 16, 2018

In the last decade, due to habitat loss and other factors, monarch butterfly populations have plummeted at an alarming rate – an estimated 80-90 percent since 1996. Oklahoma plays a critical role in their survival by being centrally located in their migration pathway each spring and fall. Unwilling to risk the loss of this species…

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Hiking Happy in Oklahoma

April 13, 2018

Aside from an occasional bug bite or blister, hiking is a great way to enjoy nature, no matter your age or pace. But the value of a good day’s trek goes much further than burning a few calories. Our grandparents said, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” And, today almost all of us…

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