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Missouri's Wetlands

A New Day Dawns For Missouri's Wetlands

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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.

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Alligator Snapping Turtle

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

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

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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.

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Black-Necked Stilt

A photo of a black-necked stilt.

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Bootheel Wetlands

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

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Siren Mug Shot

Creature Feature: Godzilla Sequel?

Five hundred years ago maps from the old-world showed fantastic mythical beasts lurking ...

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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.

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Drawn to Wetlands

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

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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.

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