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Blanding’s Turtle

Emydoidea blandingii
Blanding’s turtle has an oval, moderately high-domed upper shell and a long head and neck. This medium-sized turtle is endangered in Missouri.

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Bowfin

Amia calva
The bowfin is the only living species remaining in its family. Its closest relatives appear as fossils that lived 180 million years ago.

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Bowfishing Clinic Catches

Bowfishing Clinic Catches

Hunter Walters (l) is all smiles as he proudly holds his catch, a 20-pound Buffalo, while Thomas Ricketts (r) holds his 12-pound Buffalo. New to bowfishing, both boys shot their fish after a morning spent learning bowfishing skills during the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Discover Nature Basic Bowfishing youth clinic on May 4 at Truman Lake State Park. Despite cold and rainy weather, nine kids participated in the clinic and learned bowfishing safety, techniques and regulations. The event was a cooperative effort between MDC and Missouri Whitetails. Sponsors included AMS Bowfishing, Muzzy, Bowfishing Extreme and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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Broad-Headed Skink

Plestiodon laticeps
This large, harmless, smooth-scaled lizard lives along the edge of forests and woodlots. It often makes its home in a large dead tree, sometimes using abandoned woodpecker holes or other cavities.

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Brook Silverside

Labidesthes sicculus
Also known as "needlenose," "stick minnow," and "skipjack," this little fish is very active in the daytime and on bright, moonlit nights.

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Bullsnake

Pituophis catenifer sayi
Missouri's largest snake may hiss loudly and vibrate its tail when alarmed, but it is nonvenomous. This species is extremely valuable in controlling destructive rodents.

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butterfly

Butterfly

Ellipsaria lineolata
The butterfly is one of the most beautiful of Missouri’s mussels.

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Butterfly on Ironweed

Butterfly on Ironweed

The Missouri Department of Conservation invites the public to discover nature and learn more about photographing nature at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Northeast Regional Office in Kirksville.

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Cajun Dwarf Crayfish and Swamp Dwarf Crayfish

Cambarellus puer and C. shufeldtii
Our two species of dwarf crayfish are both reddish brown to gray, with a paired series of dark, wavy stripes or dashed lines along the dorsal surface. In Missouri, these species are found in the lowlands of the southeast or the Mississippi River floodplain.

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Calico Crayfish

Orconectes immunis
This rather plain, gray-green crayfish--usually only found in the northern half of the state--has a pale central zone along the middle of the carapace and abdomen. The pincers are orange-tipped, and in mature males are tinged with purple.

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