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Common Shiner

Common Shiner

Luxilus cornutus
Princibally found in central and west-central Missouri in short, direct tributaries of the Missouri River, this minnow is very similar to the striped shiner, only it lacks dusty sprinkles of pigment on its chin and (except for breeding males) lacks dark lines on the upper part of its body.

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Common Snapping Turtle snaps at camera.

Common Snapping Turtle Snaps at Camera

Common snapping turtle snaps at camera.

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sign unveiling for McGee Family Conservation Area

Dedication held for McGee Family Conservation Area

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Kansas City businessman Thomas F. McGee Jr. bequeathed family farm in Clinton County to MDC for public natural area.

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Boy With Sunfish

Discover Nature - Fishing classes offered at Hartell area

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Discover Nature Schools Pond Sample

Discover Nature Schools Pond Sample

Eighth grade students from Hamilton Middle School sample a pond to measure water quality and find creatures that feed the food chain, such as insect larvae. MDC Education Consultant Adam Brandsgaard helps them identify their finds in a field experience that is part of the Discover Nature Schools program.

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Discover Nature Schools Water Sample

Discover Nature Schools Water Sample

MDC Education Consultant Adam Brandsgaard holds up a water sample that contains tiny zooplankton, barely visible to students from Hamilton Middle School. The field experience is part of a Discover Nature Schools program MDC offers in partnership with educators.

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downy painted cup

downy painted cup

The downy painted cup is one flower that, in Missouri, only grows at the Loess Hill Prairie. It is related to the more common Indian paintbrush, which has bright red blooms.

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