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Fatmucket

fatmucket
Lampsilis siliquoidea
The fatmucket was a favorite species harvested for the button industry in the early 1900s. More

February Kids In Nature Photo Contest Winner

Titus Pridemore holds an antler shed he found in a small food plot near his Boone County home. "I had discovered the shed antler in this small food plot a few days after Christmas Day," said Titus's dad, Todd Pridemore. "But, I left it where it was so one of my boys could have the fun of discovering it for themselves." Todd Pridemore said the entire family enjoys spending time in the woods hunting deer, turkey and squirrels. "Titus and his older brothers, Josh and Andrew, all enjoy catching fish in the small pond in front of our house," said Todd Pridemore. More

Flat-Headed Snake

Photo of a flat-headed snake held in someone’s hands
Tantilla gracilis
The flat-headed snake is found in the southern half of the state except the far southeastern corner. The general color of this small snake is tan, gray brown, or reddish brown. The head sometimes is slightly darker than the rest of the body or is black, and the belly is salmon pink. More

Flat-Headed Snake

Photo of a flat-headed snake held in someone’s hands
The flat-headed snake is found in the southern half of the state except the far southeastern corner. The general color of this small snake is tan, gray brown, or reddish brown. The head sometimes is slightly darker than the rest of the body or is black, and the belly is salmon pink. More

Fowler’s Toad

Image of fowler's toad
Anaxyrus fowleri
Fowler’s toad is the common toad of gravel and sand bars along Ozark streams and rivers as well of the Mississippi Lowlands. It usually has paired dark markings with 3 or more warts, and usually has a light tan or white line down the back as well as a dark gray spot on the chest. More

Free fishing on Saturday at Bass Pro in Columbia.

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Enjoy Free Fishing Days at Bass Pro. More

Free pond management workshop in Westphalia on March 29

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Learn about building a new pond or managing an existing one. More

Fremont’s Leather Flower

Photo of Fremont’s leather flower
Clematis fremontii
The only non-climbing clematis in the state, Fremont’s leather flower is a shrubby perennial with bell-shaped flowers. It grows on open glades in the eastern part of Missouri and in southwestern Missouri’s Ozark County. More

French Grass

Orbexilum onobrychis (formerly Psoralea onobrychis)
Looking absolutely nothing like a grass, French grass, a legume, bears upright spikes of pale purple flowers on long stems from the leaf axils. The leaves are trifoliate, resembling those of soybeans. More