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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. More

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. More

Climbing Milkweed

Photo of climbing milkweed flowers and leaves.
Matelea decipiens
The brown, starlike, spreading flowers of climbing milkweed differ from those of other milkweeds, but milky sap, warty pods with silk-tasseled seeds, and the structures in the center of the flowers show its true alliance. More

Combleaf Yellow False Foxglove

Photo of combleaf yellow false foxglove showing flowers and leaves.
Aureolaria pectinata (formerly Gerardia pedicularia)
There are 3 species of Aureolaria in Missouri. Only combleaf yellow false foxglove is annual, has fernlike, delicately dissected leaves, and glandular hairs. It occurs in the Ozarks. More

Common Alder

Alnus serrulata
Alder is a good plant to know—its flowers and fruits are eaten by wildlife, its thick roots prevent erosion while enriching the soil, its bark has a long history of medical uses and the dried female catkins, which look like tiny pinecones, are useful in craft projects and in jewelry! More

Common Shiner

Common Shiner
Luxilus cornutus
Princibally found in central and west-central Missouri in short, direct tributaries of the Missouri River, this minnow is very similar to the striped shiner, only it lacks dusty sprinkles of pigment on its chin and (except for breeding males) lacks dark lines on the upper part of its body. More

Conservation Communicator of the Year

Joanie Straub, center, received the Conservation Communicator of the Year Award
Joanie Straub received the Communicator of the Year Award from Bass Pro Shops Columbia Store Manager David Smith, right, and Conservation Federation Executive Director Brandon Butler, left. More