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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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Photo of a grassland crayfish, also called prairie crayfish.

Grassland Crayfish (Prairie Crayfish)

Procambarus gracilis
The grassland crayfish is rather uniformly colored either bright red or reddish and has broad, powerful pincers. It inhabits prairies and grasslands from Wisconsin and Indiana down to Texas, including grasslands in northern and western Missouri.

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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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Image of a Great Plains ratsnake

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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Great Plains Toad

Anaxyrus cognatus
Unlike other true toads in Missouri, the Great Plains toad has a raised hump (called a “boss”) between the eyes. Look for it along the Missouri River floodplain, from the Iowa border to about Hermann.

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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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Grundy County Mountain Lion

Grundy County Mountain Lion

This mountain lion was photographed by a trail camera on April 2 in rural Grundy County in northwest Missouri.

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Holt County Conservation Agent Anthony Maupin

Holt County Conservation Agent Anthony Maupin

Holt County Conservation Agent Anthony Maupin

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