A Pawn in the Game of Life

Do you ever get the feeling your big brain and opposable thumbs aren't really that big an advantage? More
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Greenhead Daydreams

A blacl Labrador retriever brings in a duck
Die-hard duck hunters and their dogs will be in the marsh on opening day, whether the birds come or not. More

Deer Antlers: Does anyone know the score?

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Points and inches aren't always what makes deer antlers special. More

Muskrat Love

Photograph of a muskrat standing on grass
I noticed something in the water, and it wasn’t the catfish or bluegill that I am accustomed to witnessing... More
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First Hummingbird of the Year!

Ruby-throated hummingbird in flight
If you haven't put out your nectar feeders yet, now is the time! More

Time Warps

The trail above Cupola Pond offers a good view of the pond.
These two areas will transport you to a time before the last ice age. More

Belted Kingfishers Returning Soon

According to the 2013 Natural Events Calendar, the belted kingfishers will be returning on or around the third of April. More

Permit Renewal Time

This is your reminder to purchase the 2013 permits, so that you won’t miss any hunting and fishing opportunities this year. More

Black and Orange and Bugging You

There are always a few boxelder bugs roaming the interiors of many Missouri houses and buildings over the winter, but I don’t ever remember seeing several per day every day. More

A Farewell to Feeding

Photo shows a mature whitetail buck with antlers in velvet.
The cost of artificial feeding for deer is too high. More

Lawn Weeds Prevalent This Winter

A number of Missourians have contacted me this past fall and this winter regarding the weedy plants that are taking over their lawns and some say “killing the grass.” More

Winter Wonderland

This photo shows the 40-foot open span of Clifty Creek's natural bridge.
Cold weather turns Missouri's original natural area into a photographer's dream. More

Polka-Dotted Venison?!

This photo shows a cut of venison with dark red spots on the surface.
Is this meat safe to eat? Yes. More
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