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Girls drink from water bottle rather than creek while on hike.

Discover nature with MDC outdoor preparedness classes

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Learn outdoor skills for hiking, hunting, camping and other times in nature.

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Discover nature with wildlife camera at Runge Nature Center

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Live-streaming video runs 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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Hunter-Shot Coyote is Wolf

DNA shows hunter-shot canine from October to be wandering wolf

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USFWS confirms animal shot in Howard County last fall to be a gray wolf, not coyote.

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dove in hand with banded leg

Dove trapping and banding workshop in Fayette

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Photo of downy skullcap flower clusters

Downy Skullcap

Scutellaria incana
Showy clusters of blue-violet, two-lipped flowers adorn downy skullcap. This native mint is found mostly in the southern half of the state.

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This photo shows several jars containing different types of dried mushrooms.

Dried Mushrooms

This photo shows several jars containing different types of dried mushrooms.

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Photo of dwarf spiderwort flower clusters

Dwarf Spiderwort (Wild Crocus)

Tradescantia longipes
Dwarf spiderwort is a low-growing perennial with bright magenta, purple, or purplish-blue flowers with three petals arranged in a triangular pattern. It blooms in Ozark woodlands in April and May.

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Photo of early saxifrage plant with flower

Early Saxifrage (Virginia Saxifrage)

Micranthes virginiensis (also called Saxifraga virginiensis)
The name "saxifrage" means "rock-breaker." The meaning of the name helps you remember the habitat of early saxifrage—rock outcroppings, ledges, glades, and bluffs. In Missouri, it blooms February through June.

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eastern coachwhip

Eastern Coachwhip

Coluber flagellum flagellum
This large, slender, nonvenomous snake usually escapes in an explosive burst of speed. It is fast-moving and thrashes when captured, which led to the stubborn myth that this snake can whip a person to death.

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