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Ann Koenig, Forest Conservationist of the Year

Ann Koenig accepts the Forest Conservationist of the Year Award
Ann Koenig received the her award from Bass Pro Shops' David Smith, right, and Conservation Federation Executive Director Brandon Butler, left. More

Arborist Ryan Russel has a Wild Job

Arborist Ryan Russell goes out on a limb to keep trees healthy.
Arborist Ryan Russell has a wild job.  He climbs trees for a living. More

Attend backyard bird workshop at MDC Sedalia office

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Get tips on attracting backyard birds on Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More

Attend upcoming workshops on landscaping with Missouri plants

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blackeyed susan
Seating is limited for February workshops at Lake Ozark and March ones in Columbia. More

Attend workshops in Columbia on landscaping with native plants

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Image of Gray-Headed Coneflower.
Registration deadline is Feb. 29. Seating is limited. More

Banded Sculpin

Image of a banded scuplin
Cottus carolinae
This rather strange-looking freshwater fish belongs to a family and an order whose members are mostly marine—and indeed, the banded sculpin looks quite a bit like its cousins, which sometimes end up in saltwater aquariums. More

Become a Master Naturalist for Camden-County area

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Attend orientation on Feb. 13 in Camdenton for classes Feb. 27 to May 21. More

Belted Crayfish

Image of a belted crayfish
Orconectes harrisoni
This medium-small, tan crayfish — found only in the Big River and its tributaries — has a distinctive pattern of alternating olive-green and reddish-brown bands on the abdominal segments. More

Black Carp

Mylopharyngodon piceus
This large, invasive carp from Asia eats mussels and snails and can damage populations of native mollusks. It is illegal to transport live black carp across state lines. More

Black Hickory

Carya texana
This tree is also called the Ozark pignut hickory. Its nut, like that of the pignut hickory (Carya glabra), has a tough husk that is doggone hard to crack. Because rural Ozarkers noticed their rooting hogs had no trouble extracting the sweet kernels, both species came to be called "pignut hickories." More