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Bowfin Factoid

After the fun of field work follows the drudgery of data entry. It is the necessary evil of collecting and utilizing information. However, this is all part of the scientific process and can lead to further understanding of the ecology of critters. Over the last few weeks I came across some Duck Creek history and a couple cool nuggets of knowledge from previous research that I thought I'd pass on.

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Young Man Bowfishing

Bowfishing

Bowfishing is a specialized method of fishing that is very popular in southeast Missouri.

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Bowhunting 101 course offers expert tips without the cost

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Bowhunters of every skill level are invited to free Bowhunting 101 on Sept. 10 at Maintz Wildlife Area Archery Range from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Bowhunting 101 course offers expert tips without the cost

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Bowhunters of every skill level are invited.

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Brief Update on Units A and B: September, 2012

It has been a couple weeks since our last post and I wanted to give you an update on where we stand with the work in Units A and B.

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Broad contour levees's gentle slopes reduce erosion and wildlife burrowing

Broad Contour Levee

In order to reduce erosion and wildlife burrowing, the new levees will have 10:1 slopes instead of 3:1 slopes. Because these new levees will be broader and shallower than existing levees, floodwaters will be less likely to cause erosion during major flood events.

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Broad-Banded Water Snake

People often mistaken nonvenomous broad-banded water snakes for western cottonmouths. In the marsh, these harmless snakes typically eat fish and frogs.

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Broad-Banded Watersnake (Broad-Banded Water Snake)

Nerodia fasciata confluens
The broad-banded watersnake is a beautiful semiaquatic snake with broad, irregularly shaped bands that can be brown, red-brown, or black and are separated by yellow and gray. This nonvenomous species is restricted to the southeastern corner of the state.

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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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