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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 Chick Banding in Kansas City

Falcon Chick Banding in Kansas City

These peregrine falcon chicks were among 13 recently given identification bands in the Kansas City area. Joe DeBold, MDC urban biologist, monitors falcon nests and led the banding. The falcons will soon fledge, or fly. They are endangered in Missouri but restoration efforts with nest boxes placed high on skyscrapers and power plant smokestacks are helping their numbers.

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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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falcon in flight

falcon in flight

A peregrine falcon in flight in 2012 near the Commerce Tower nest site in Downtown Kansas City. That nest is the Metro Area's oldest and still active this year.

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Falcon in Kansas City on Nest

Falcon in Kansas City on Nest

A peregrine falcon covers up chicks in the nest box on a ledge near the top of the 30-story Commerce Tower building.

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Falcon in the Sky in Kansas City

Falcon in the Sky in Kansas City

This peregrine falcon flys guard duty near its nest on a ledge near the top of the Commerce Tower building at 911 Main St. in Kansas City. The nest is part of a two-decade falcon restoration project by the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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falcon next box

falcon nest box

Peregrine falcon pairs are incubating eggs at nest boxes in the Kansas City area. In the next few weeks the chicks will hatch. These falcons were photographed in an earlier nesting season at the KCP&L Iatan Power Plant.

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