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Painted lady butterfly

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

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Photo of least weasel

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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Lined Snake

Tropidoclonion lineatum
This small, secretive snake looks similar to a garter snake. It is mainly brown to grayish brown, with three lighter-colored stripes down the length of its body and a distinctive double row of half-moon-shaped markings along the belly.

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Examining Plants at a Loess Hills Prairie

Loess Hills Prairies

Loess hills prairies are scenic, serve wildlife, and often host wildflowers and grasses rare in Missouri. This prairie is at Brickyard Hill Conservation Area in Atchison County in northwest Missouri.

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Star School Prairie

Loess hills prairies offer wildflower rarities

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Massasauga (Massasauga Rattlesnake; Eastern Massasauga)

Sistrurus catenatus
This shy, reclusive, nonaggressive rattlesnake used to live in floodplain wetlands of the Mississippi, Missouri and Grand rivers, but as those wetlands have been drained and destroyed, the massasauga has disappeared with them. Now it is an endangered species.

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Master Naturalist chapter forming in St. Joseph

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Northwest Missourians have opportunity to help nature and education projects in region.

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Master Naturalists

Master Naturalists

Master Naturalists

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sign unveiling for McGee Family Conservation Area

McGee CA Dedication

Helping with the sign unveiling for the McGee Family Conservation Area are (l-r) MDC Director Bob Ziehmer and McGee family members Thomas R. McGee Jr., Lucy Shields Cook, Amy Shields and Molly McGee. Standing in the background is MDC Wildlife Regional Supervisor Mitch Miller.

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Holt County Conservation Agent Jade Wright

MDC agents help rescue motorists stranded in flash flood in NW Missouri

MDC agents help rescue eight in northwest Missouri by boat, front loader, and road grader.

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