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Take a walk on the wildflower side

Mount Moriah, Mo. – From bright purple to yellow, the colors that wildflowers splash against green grasses are changing this month at the Helton Prairie Natural Area. Tall blazing star still adds lavender, but their flower spikes are fading and transitioning to seed. Yet flowers such as rigid sunflower and black eyed Susan are in bright-yellow bloom, hinting that autumn is approaching, a time when the grasses like big bluestem turn a reddish-golden hue.

DRAFT Sterling Price Community Lake Management Plan

Sterling Price Community Lake is 84 acres of forest, woodland, open water, and grassland in Chariton County. This area is managed to protect and enhance the area’s natural resources while providing compatible outdoor recreation opportunities. There is one gravel boat ramp and seven fishing jetties available for public use.

DRAFT Belcher Branch Lake Conservation Area Management Plan

Belcher Branch Lake Conservation Area is 405 acres of grassland, forest, woodland, old field, lakes/ponds, and open land in Buchanan County. This area is managed to provide the public with fishing and hunting opportunities. There is one concrete boat ramp, one ADA accessible floating courtesy dock, and two ADA accessible fishing piers for public use.

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