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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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Cartridge Reloading

Cartridge Reloading

Reloading cartridges is a great way to enjoy your firearms. Learn the basics of reloading safety and techniques with the Missouri Department of Conservation at a Basic Reloading: Metallic Cartridges class on Feb. 5 in Columbia or Feb. 26 in Jefferson City.

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Photo of a cedar waxwing foraging for food.

Cedar Waxwing

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

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Photo of a celestial lily, or prairie pleatleaf iris, in bloom.

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

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.

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Central

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

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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.

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Champion Burr Oak Tree near McBaine, Mo.

Champion Burr Oak Tree

The Missouri state champion burr oak tree stands in a field near McBaine.

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Children plant a tree.

Children Plant a Tree

Get more information on backyard tree care, including proper tree selection and planting tips, at mdc.mo.gov/node/3321.

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Chinese Mystery Snail

Cipangopaludina chinensis malleata
The Chinese mystery snail is an invasive species quickly taking over urban waters throughout the state. These Asian snails are popular with aquarium hobbyists, and some people appreciate them as food.

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