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Photo of golden seal plant with flower

Golden Seal

Hydrastis canadensis
Large, crinkled, palmately 5-lobed leaves distinguish golden seal, which occurs in moist woods in the Ozarks and Central Missouri. Populations have been declining due to root diggers.

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Graham's Crayfish Snake

Regina grahamii
This medium-sized, dull-colored, semiaquatic snake is known from prairie streams, marshes, and ponds. Like most other snakes associated with water, it is often misidentified as a cottonmouth and needlessly killed.

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Gray Partridge

Perdix perdix
Introduced from Eurasia and uncommon in Missouri, the gray partridge is a favorite of gamebird hunters.

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Photo of a male greater prairie-chicken in courtship display

Greater Prairie-Chicken

Tympanuchus cupido
This rare bird breeds in select grasslands in the spring, filling the air with their unusual booming calls. With their numbers dwindling, prairie-chickens need strong conservation support.

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Green Frog

Lithobates clamitans (formerly Rana clamitans)
The green frog looks similar to a bullfrog but is smaller and has a ridge of skin along the sides of the back that is not found on bullfrogs. It is a game animal in Missouri.

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Illustration of Grotto and Banded Sculpins.

Grotto and Banded Sculpins

Grotto sculpin (left) are a cave-dwelling type of banded sculpin (right). Biologists may soon determine that grotto sculpin deserve their own scientific name, separate from the "regular" banded sculpin.

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Hannibal TRIM grant workshop rescheduled

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Hannibal TRIM grant workshop rescheduled for March 12

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Hitting the mark: Macon R-1 schools begin archery program

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More than 25,000 Missouri students from 148 schools participate in MoNASP.

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Hoary Puccoon Blooms

Hoary Puccoon Blooms

Prairie wildflowers such as these hoary puccoon blooms are beautiful, support a wide variety of insects and bugs, and are food for wildlife in nature’s cycle of life.

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