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Photo of Broad-headed skink on ground among leaves

Broad-Headed Skink

Plestiodon laticeps
The broad-headed skink is a large, harmless, smooth-scaled lizard that lives along the edge of forests and woodlots. It often makes its home in a large dead tree, sometimes using abandoned woodpecker holes or other cavities.

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Photo of Broad-headed skink on ground among leaves

Broad-Headed Skink

This large, harmless, smooth-scaled lizard lives along the edge of forests and woodlots. It often makes its home in a large dead tree, sometimes using abandoned woodpecker holes or other cavities.

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Brook Silverside

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

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Bullsnake (Bull Snake)

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.

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butterfly

Butterfly

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

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Butterfly Pea

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.

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Campfire Cooking

Campfire Cooking

The Cape Nature Center's Campfire Cooking program will take your campfire meals to the next level, but you can still bring some marshmallows.

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Two girls with a dish in tinfoil they cooked over a campfire.

Campfire Cooking Girls

Two girls with a dish in tinfoil they cooked over a campfire.

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Canaan Conservation Area Bicyclist

Canaan Conservation Area Bicyclist

A bicyclist enjoys the multi-use trail at Canaan Conservation Area. A draft management plan for the area is available from MDC for public review from March 1 to March 31.

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Photo of Carolina larkspur plants with flowers

Carolina Larkspur (Prairie Larkspur)

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.

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