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Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold

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American blue hearts and prairie hyacinth seeds

American blue hearts and prairie hyacinth seeds

Some prairie plant seed can be collected by machinery. But other seeds such as American blue hearts and prairie hyacinth (right) are so small they must be collected by hand.

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American burying beetle ready for release

American burying beetle ready for release

American burying beetle ready for release

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American burying beetle release at Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie

American burying beetle release at Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie

Missouri Department of Conservation employees Rick Swopes (left) and Tyler Harding were among the 70 people who helped the Saint Louis Zoo release American burying beetles on June 4 at the Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie. Beetles in the wild dig holes and bury carrion to feed on while raising young. Crews gave the released beetles a hand by digging holes and covering them with chicken wire staked down to keep animals from disturbing them.

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American Eel

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The American eel is considered an uncommon catch by Missouri sport anglers. This species is known to take natural baits and rarely takes artificial baits.

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atlatl demonstration

Ancient deer hunting method back in use

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Anglers asked to help halt hazardous fish

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Female Anna's Hummingbird

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Normal and Albino Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds

Another nice albino hummingbird photo

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Are there two albino hummingbirds in northwest Missouri, or did the same bird ride a breeze north?

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