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Image of giant swallowtail

Insect-O-Rama brings bug lore and butterfly beauty to St. Joseph

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Insect-O-Rama will celebrate insects and provide tips on enjoying some and avoiding others from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 14 at MDC Northwest Regional Office in St. Joseph.

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Zebra Mussel Shells

Invasive zebra mussels confirmed at Smithville Lake

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Johnny Darter

Etheostoma nigrum
Found primarily in pools and slow-moving riffles in sandy streams. Common in prairie streams of northeastern and central Missouri.

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Lake Paho Catch

Lake Paho Catch

Jarrett Crouse of Cainsville caught this nice crappie at Lake Paho while bass fishing from shore.

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Lake Paho Dock

Lake Paho Dock

Marty Thogmartin and granddaughter Johanna Goodin, both of Princeton, spent a spring evening getting their feet wet at the dock at Lake Paho Conservation Area.

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Lake Paho Fishing

Lake Paho Fishing

Lake Paho offers fishing opportunities from shore and from boats. There is also a fishing jetty and parking lot accessible for wheelchairs. Fishing from shore are Colin Cridlebaugh (left) of Princeton and his grandson Jarrett Crouse of Cainsville.

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Lake Paho Fishing

Lake Paho offers quiet fishing and lunker largemouths

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Large-Flowered Gaura (Butterfly Flower; Longflower Beeblossom)

Oenothera filiformis (formerly Gaura longiflora, G. biennis)
Large-flowered gaura is a tall plant whose white flowers turn pinkish as they age. Four petals point upward, then bend back, and 8 stamens droop downward. The flowers look something like small butterflies.

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Painted lady butterfly

Learn fascinating bug lore at Insect-O-Rama in St. Joseph

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Least Weasel

Mustela nivalis
This mouse-sized weasel is found only in Missouri’s northern counties, and abundance varies locally and seasonally, depending on fluctuating rodent numbers—their favorite food.

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