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Photo of a male greater prairie-chicken in courtship display

Greater Prairie-Chicken (Displaying Male)

Now endangered in Missouri, prairie-chickens breed from March through May. Cocks visit booming grounds (leks), where they dance, call, and fight among themselves. Hens visit the lek and select the most fit mate; mating occurs on the lek during April.

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"One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish"

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We almost lost our biggest fish, but Missouri’s lake sturgeon are making a slow comeback.

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A Third of U.S. Birds in Trouble

Someone just commented to this blog about not seeing as many whippoorwills as usual. That fits with what’s happening to about a third of the 800 species of birds in the United States that are declining, threatened or endangered.

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Manage your Missouri land to help this endangered species.

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American burying beetle

American Burying Beetle

Nicrophorus americanus
This brightly patterned beetle specializes in cleaning carrion from the landscape, burying dead mice, birds, and other creatures. It is endangered in our nation and in our state, and restoration efforts are under way.

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Image of an American burying beetle

American Burying Beetle

The American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) used to be common but is now a critically endangered species. It only occurs in a few places in the United States. The Saint Louis Zoo, with other conservation institutions including MDC, has a captive breeding program and is working to restore this species to the wild.

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American burying beetle

American Burying Beetle Restoration

Learn about multi-agency efforts to restore this colorful, ecologically important insect to Missouri’s prairie landscape.

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Manage your Missouri streams to help this endangered species.

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Pallid Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) Pallid sturgeon live in the Missouri, Mississippi and Lower Yellowstone rivers. Sturgeons evolved during the Paleozoic Era and are well adapted to fast flowing, muddy water.

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