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Caroline Gaskins enjoys fishing at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Caroline Gaskins fishing

Garoline Gaskins finds fishing at the Twin Pines Conservation Education Center pond is an enjoyable way to spend a mild spring day. 

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Image of a cave salamander

Cave Salamander

Eurycea lucifuga
This common amphibian of the Ozark Plateau lives in caves, springs and rocky streams. Recognize it by its normally bright orange skin dotted with dark brown or black spots.

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Photo of a celestial lily, or prairie pleatleaf iris, in bloom.

Celestial Lily (Prairie Iris; Prairie Pleatleaf; Prairie Celestial)

Nemastylis geminiflora
Celestial lily, in the iris family, blooms only in the morning. Its showy, lavender-blue flowers shine like six-pointed stars on glades and prairies in southern Missouri and the eastern Ozarks.

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Program notices for Twin Pines are now as close as your cell phone

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Program notices for Twin Pines are now as close as your cell phone

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Chain Pickerel

Esox niger
Elongated body, snout shaped like a duck’s bill, large mouth with many sharp teeth. Back and sides olive or yellowish brown with a chainlike pattern of dark lines.

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Ozark Region 2012 Loggers of the Year

Chaney & Sons loggers named Ozark Region Loggers of the Year (2012)

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Congratulations to Chaney & Sons Logging of Birch Tree!

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Photo of Chinese yam showing leaves and bulbils

Chinese Yam

Dioscorea oppositifolia (sometimes called D. batatas)
Similar to kudzu, Chinese yam is an aggressive vine that overtakes nearly everything within reach that stands still long enough! Learn more about this invasive plant—and please don’t plant it!

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Photo of climbing milkweed flowers and leaves.

Climbing Milkweed

Matelea decipiens
The brown, starlike, spreading flowers of climbing milkweed differ from those of other milkweeds, but milky sap, warty pods with silk-tasseled seeds, and the structures in the center of the flowers show its true alliance.

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Photo of a coldwater crayfish.

Coldwater Crayfish

Orconectes eupunctus
The coldwater crayfish has a very localized distribution in the Eleven Point and Spring River drainages. It is stout, with a blue-green head and pincers and dark, rust-brown carapace. It is an imperiled species.

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Collared Lizard at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

Collared Lizard at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

Collared Lizard at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

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