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Photo of a male greater prairie-chicken

Greater Prairie-Chicken Male

Adult prairie-chickens are barred with brown, tan, and rust throughout and are about the size of a small domestic chicken. The tail is short and rounded at the tip. There are tufts of long feathers on the sides of the neck; these tufts are longer in males. Orange air sacs and eyebrows are conspicuous on males in the spring.

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Hoary Puccoon Blooms

Hoary Puccoon Blooms

Prairie wildflowers such as these hoary puccoon blooms are beautiful, support a wide variety of insects and bugs, and are food for wildlife in nature’s cycle of life.

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Dogs and hunters work a big prairie

Hunting the Big Open

Three hunters work a large, open prairie using bird dogs.

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Improve Your Property

Browse topics on improving your Missouri property for wildlife, fishing, aesthetics, and farm and timber profitability.

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Indian paintbrush flowers blooming on a Missouri prairie

Indian Paintbrush Flowers

Indian paintbrush flowers grow on a Missouri prairie.

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Letters

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"Letters" for the November 2010 Missouri Conservationist.

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Golden Prairie in Barton County

Lighting a Fire for Prairie

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For 45 years, the Missouri Prairie Foundation has sparked public interest in protecting the state's remaining prairie treasures.

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Blazing Stars

Lovely Liatris

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Use this guide to help identify Missouri’s eight species of blazing star.

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Purple Coneflower on Prairie

Missouri prairies offer wildflower bounty in June

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Prairies change weekly in summer as plants grow and bloom so a hike is the best way to see them.

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Missouri's Northern Plains

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Deep soils support diverse natural landscapes in Missouri’s Central Dissected Till Plains.

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