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Band(ing) of Brothers: Hoodies and Woodies

Well, it is about that time. I’m sure you all are anxious to see what this year’s waterfowl season has in store. I know I am. As we await the opener, my mind wanders and I begin to think about the number of birds produced this summer… in the northern prairies, but also right here in own our backyard.

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Image of a banded scuplin

Banded Sculpin

Cottus carolinae
This rather strange-looking freshwater fish belongs to a family and an order whose members are mostly marine—and indeed, the banded sculpin looks quite a bit like its cousins, which sometimes end up in saltwater aquariums.

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Photo of deer on the side of the road

Be alert for deer

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Conservation Agent cautions motorists to be on the lookout for White-tailed deer.

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Beginning Trapper Workshop Planned at Duck Creek

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Two-day course for beginning trappers is scheduled for Oct. 16-17 at Duck Creek Conservation Area.

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Image of a belted crayfish

Belted Crayfish

Orconectes harrisoni
This medium-small, tan crayfish — found only in the Big River and its tributaries — has a distinctive pattern of alternating olive-green and reddish-brown bands on the abdominal segments.

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Big Creek Crayfish

Orconectes peruncus
This moderately small, brown crayfish has a very localized distribution centered in Big Creek and its tributaries, in the St. Francis River basin. It lacks bright colors, but blackish specks and blotches occur over the top surfaces of the body and pincers.

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Mussel Survey in Southeast Missouri

Biologists say mussel population is healthy despite heat wave

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Mussels are indicators of water quality so they are doing well, it's a good indicator for water quality as well.

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Flooded habitat for early fall migrants

Bird's-Eye View

Have you ever wondered what it is like for a duck to migrate cross-country, viewing the landscape from several thousand feet?

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