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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?

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A blacl Labrador retriever brings in a duck

Greenhead Daydreams

Die-hard duck hunters and their dogs will be in the marsh on opening day, whether the birds come or not.

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Deer Antlers: Does anyone know the score?

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

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Photograph of a muskrat standing on grass

Muskrat Love

I noticed something in the water, and it wasn’t the catfish or bluegill that I am accustomed to witnessing...

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Ruby-throated hummingbird in flight

First Hummingbird of the Year!

If you haven't put out your nectar feeders yet, now is the time!

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The trail above Cupola Pond offers a good view of the pond.

Time Warps

These two areas will transport you to a time before the last ice age.

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Belted Kingfishers Returning Soon

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

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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.

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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.

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Photo shows a mature whitetail buck with antlers in velvet.

A Farewell to Feeding

The cost of artificial feeding for deer is too high.

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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.”

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This photo shows the 40-foot open span of Clifty Creek's natural bridge.

Winter Wonderland

Cold weather turns Missouri's original natural area into a photographer's dream.

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This photo shows a cut of venison with dark red spots on the surface.

Polka-Dotted Venison?!

Is this meat safe to eat? Yes.

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