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Brook Silverside

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Labidesthes sicculus
Also known as "needlenose," "stick minnow," and "skipjack," this little fish is very active in the daytime and on bright, moonlit nights. More

Bullsnake

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Pituophis catenifer sayi
Missouri's largest snake may hiss loudly and vibrate its tail when alarmed, but it is nonvenomous. This species is extremely valuable in controlling destructive rodents. More

Butterfly

butterfly
Ellipsaria lineolata
The butterfly is one of the most beautiful of Missouri’s mussels. More

Butterfly Pea

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Clitoria mariana
Butterfly pea is a low, shrubby, or twining perennial in the pea family, with showy, butterfly-like flowers. The leaves are compound with three leaflets. This species grows in the southern parts of Missouri, in acid soils. More

Calico Crayfish

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Orconectes immunis
This rather plain, gray-green crayfish--usually only found in the northern half of the state--has a pale central zone along the middle of the carapace and abdomen. The pincers are orange-tipped, and in mature males are tinged with purple. More

Carolina Larkspur (Prairie Larkspur)

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Delphinium carolinianum
Small blue, lavender, or white flowers shaped like cornucopias dance along the tall stems of this Carolina larkspur, which grows in prairies and grasslands. More

Cedar Waxwing

Photo of a cedar waxwing foraging for food.
A cedar waxwing spends evenings foraging for food during a snowstorm in Jefferson City, Mo. More

Celestial Lily (Prairie Iris; Prairie Pleatleaf; Prairie Celestial)

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Nemastylis geminiflora
Celestial lily, in the iris family, blooms only in the morning. Its showy, lavender-blue flowers shine like six-pointed stars on glades and prairies in southern Missouri and the eastern Ozarks. More

Central

Browse news and events, and explore information about hunting and fishing, destinations, conservation education, and volunteer opportunities in the Department's Central Region. More

Central Regional Logger of the Year for 2014

Central Regional Logger of the Year for 2014
MDC recently named Warren Gerlt of Fayette as the Central Regional Logger of the Year for 2014. Pictured (l-r) are MDC Forestry Field Programs Supervisor Jason Jensen, MDC Resource Forester Kristen Goodrich, crew member Dakota Cleek, crew member Gene Gerlt, Central Regional Logger of the Year Warren Gerlt, and Brian White from Crader Distributing Company. More