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Photo of a bristly cave crayfish, viewed from front.

Bristly Cave Crayfish

The bristles on the bristly cave crayfish enhance its sense of touch in the complete dark of caves. Crayfish eat a variety of materials, including living and dead animal life, and this cave crayfish undoubtedly feeds on cave isopods and other animals that live in the streams of caves. Crayfish, living or dead, are in turn an important food for many other animals.

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Photo of a bristly cave crayfish, closeup showing bristles on pincers.

Bristly Cave Crayfish Pincers

The bristly cave crayfish is named for the noticeable setae (bristles) on its pincers, which help distinguish it from other cave crayfish.

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Photo of Broad-headed skink on ground among leaves

Broad-Headed Skink

This large, harmless, smooth-scaled lizard lives along the edge of forests and woodlots. It often makes its home in a large dead tree, sometimes using abandoned woodpecker holes or other cavities.

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Photo of Broad-headed skink on ground among leaves

Broad-Headed Skink

Plestiodon laticeps
The broad-headed skink is a large, harmless, smooth-scaled lizard that lives along the edge of forests and woodlots. It often makes its home in a large dead tree, sometimes using abandoned woodpecker holes or other cavities.

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Broadsides from the Ozarks

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Sue Hubbell left her job as a librarian at an eastern university and found life in the Ozarks with 300 hives of bees and a newspaper column.

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brokenray

Brokenray

Lampsilis reeveiana
Includes three subspecies, Ozark (broken rays), Northern (Britt’s) and Arkansas (Reeve’s).

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Brook Silverside

Labidesthes sicculus
Also known as "needlenose," "stick minnow," and "skipjack," this little fish is very active in the daytime and on bright, moonlit nights.

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Brown Trout

Salmo trutta
Also called the "German brown," the brown trout is a native of Europe. A favorite of anglers, it can reach a size of 37 inches and 26 pounds.

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Bucks In Field

Bucks In Field

People can learn more about proposed changes to Missouri's deer regulations and can provide input at an MDC public meeting that will be held March 5 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the West Plains Civic Center.

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Food plots at the edge of shortleaf pine woodland

Build It and They Will Come

Habitat improvements at Rocky Creek Conservation Area will provide much needed open land for both game and non-game species.

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