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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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Image of a great plains toad

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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Holt County Conservation Agent Jade Wright

Holt County Conservation Agent Jade Wright

Holt County Conservation Agent Jade Wright

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Hooded Warbler

Hooded Warbler

The hooded warbler is among the birds seen in spring at Weston Bend State Park.

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Hotdogs for Corby Pond to highlight planned improvements

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Indian paintbrush flowers blooming on a Missouri prairie

Indian Paintbrush Flowers

Indian paintbrush flowers grow on a Missouri prairie.

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