Content tagged with "Southeast"

Brook Silverside

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


Ellipsaria lineolata
The butterfly is one of the most beautiful of Missouri’s mussels. More

Butterfly Pea

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Clitoria mariana
Butterfly pea is a low, shrubby, or twining perennial in the pea family, with showy, butterfly-like flowers. The leaves are compound with three leaflets. This species grows in the southern parts of Missouri, in acid soils. More

Cajun Dwarf Crayfish and Swamp Dwarf Crayfish

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Cambarellus puer and C. shufeldtii
Our two species of dwarf crayfish are both reddish brown to gray, with a paired series of dark, wavy stripes or dashed lines along the dorsal surface. In Missouri, these species are found in the lowlands of the southeast or the Mississippi River floodplain. More

Camping in Black Bear Country

To have a safe, enjoyable camping or outdoor experience in Missouri's bear country, follow the Ten Commandments of Camping. More

Canine shot in Wayne County

Canine shot in Wayne County
DNA testing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has confirmed that this canine shot in Wayne County in late November by a private landowner while hunting is a grey wolf, most similar to grey wolves from the Great Lakes population More