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fishing for goggle-eye and smallmouth bass

Early summer fishing can be good in ponds and small lakes

Ponds and lakes become lively places in early summer as bluegills and bass chase bugs and minnows, a good thing for anglers.

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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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Image of an eastern collared lizard

Eastern Collared Lizard

Crotaphytus collaris
The eastern collared lizard is colorful and has a long tail. If surprised in an open area with no rock crevices nearby to dart into, it often runs on its hind limbs with the forward part of the body held upright.

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Eastern musk turtle (stinkpot)

Eastern Musk Turtle (Stinkpot; Common Musk Turtle)

Sternotherus odoratus
The eastern musk turtle is one of the world’s smallest turtles. It has a dark, domed upper shell and reduced lower shell. It occurs along our Mississippi River counties and in the southern two-thirds of the state.

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Effective wingshooting workshops offered for hunters in KC and St. Joe areas

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Free workshops will help migratory and upland bird hunters improve wingshooting skills, including use of non-toxic shells.

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Photo of elephant's foot closeup of flowers

Elephant’s Foot

Elephantopus carolinianus
You may not recognize elephant’s foot as a member of the daisy or sunflower family because it lacks petal-like ray florets. Also, it has unusual, doubly compound flower clusters. And how did it get its name, anyway?

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American burying beetle ready for release

Endangered insect gets second release on MDC prairie

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American burying beetles eat carrion and can move dead critters as large as a bobwhite quail into burrows.

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Boy With Sunfish

Enjoy free Kids Fishing Day at Lost Valley Fish Hatchery

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The April 27 event is free and open to youths ages 15 and under.

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Explore Lewis & Clark Day at MDC Discovery Center June 18

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Learn how the men lived on their journey from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean and back.

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Falcon Flying in Kansas City

Falcon Flying in Kansas City

Peregrine falcons patrol the skies in Downtown Kansas City, feeding on birds such as pigeons. This falcon has a nest nearby with two chicks, and it is flying near a rooftop camera at Commerce Tower, 911 Main St. in Kansas City. Beyond is the River Market area and the Missouri River.

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