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A New Day Dawns For Missouri's Wetlands

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Missouri's Wetlands
The Missouri Department of Conservation is celebrating our 75th anniversary. In this issue, we highlight the conservation and restoration of important public wetlands throughout the state. More

Alligator Snapping Turtle

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Macrochelys temminckii
In Missouri, alligator snapping turtles are protected, and it is illegal to harvest them. More

Back Cover

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May is a good month to see black-necked stilts and other shorebirds on wetland mudflats. More

Bittern Burst out from Hiding

As I was strolling around our “swamp” yesterday, an American bittern suddenly flew out from its hiding place among the dried cattails. More

Black-Necked Stilt

A photo of a black-necked stilt.
A photo of a black-necked stilt. More

Bootheel Wetlands

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The bottomlands of Southeast Missouri are also known as the Mississippi River Alluvial Basin. More

Creature Feature: Godzilla Sequel?

Siren Mug Shot
Five hundred years ago maps from the old-world showed fantastic mythical beasts lurking ... More
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Diamonds in the Rough

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Flooding on the state's big rivers has created opportunities for wetlands, backwater habitats and floodplain forests. More

Drawn to Wetlands

What comes to mind when you think of a wetland? MDC Wetland Ecologist Frank Nelson describes how plant and animal species distribute themselves within a typical bottomland swamp. More

Drawn to Wetlands

Image of a swamp rabbit
What do waterfowl have to do with swamp rabbits? Take a few minutes and I'll show you what the connection is. More
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