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Celebrate nature at MDC El Dorado Springs Office open house Dec. 10

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Photo of a celestial lily, or prairie pleatleaf iris, in bloom.

Celestial Lily (Prairie Iris; Prairie Pleatleaf; Prairie Celestial)

Nemastylis geminiflora
Celestial lily, in the iris family, blooms only in the morning. Its showy, lavender-blue flowers shine like six-pointed stars on glades and prairies in southern Missouri and the eastern Ozarks.

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champion cottonwood plaque

champion cottonwood plaque

Kansas City Forester Kevin Lapointe (left) accepts a Missouri State Champion Tree plaque for the eastern cottonwood behind them from MDC Urban Forester Chuck Conner. The mammoth cottonwood tree grows on the disc golf course at Kessler Park in northeast Kansas City near Cliff Drive.

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channel catfish

channel catfish

More than 85,000 channel catfish were stocked in community lakes this week by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The autumn stocking of young catfish reared in MDC’s Lost Valley Hatchery gives the fish a chance to grow during winter and be ready for anglers when spring raises fishing fevers.

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channel catfish

Channel catfish from MDC hatcheries stocked for anglers

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Cheating charge filed against bass tourney entrant

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Warsaw man faces felony charge of attempt to steal by deceit for allegedly trying to weigh in fish at a bass tournament that he caught before the tournament began.

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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.

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Photo of climbing milkweed flowers and leaves.

Climbing Milkweed

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.

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KC Regional Office Ribboncutting

Commissioners and director dedicate new Kansas City Regional Office

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Members of the Missouri Conservation Commission and the director of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) on Monday (June 13) dedicated the new MDC Kansas City regional office and headquarters for the James A. Reed Memorial Conservation Area.

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