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False Map Turtle

Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica
The false map turtle is a medium-sized aquatic species with a low ridge along the center of the upper shell. A thick yellow line behind each eye forms a backward L shape. It occurs in large rivers and reservoirs in central, northeastern, northwestern, and southeastern Missouri.

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Felony conviction obtained in illegal wildlife spotlighting case

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Report tips about poaching to Operation Game Thief at 1-800, 392-1111.

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Examining Plants at a Loess Hills Prairie

Field day offered for managing loess hills timber and prairie

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Fish kill reported at Lake Contrary in St. Joseph

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Steve Bubeck examines lavender blooms of locoweed

For unique views and wildflowers, climb a loess hill prairie

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Unusual wildflowers are blooming at the Brickyard Hill Conservation Area in Atchison County.

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planting a seedling

Get free trees and more at MDC Arbor Day celebration in St. Joseph

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Attend free family event on April 14 at MDC Northwest Regional Office.

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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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Great Plains Ratsnake (Great Plains Rat Snake)

Pantherophis emoryi
This member of the ratsnake group is seldom seen. It has numerous brown blotches along the body, a brown eye stripe, and a spearpoint marking on top of the head.

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Great Plains Skink

Plestiodon obsoletus
A tan or light brown lizard with most of the scales edged in black, making it look speckled. These markings may form irregular lines along the back and sides. In Missouri, found only in our far western and southwestern counties.

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