Content tagged with "Southeast"

Bird's-Eye View

Flooded habitat for early fall migrants
Have you ever wondered what it is like for a duck to migrate cross-country, viewing the landscape from several thousand feet? More
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Black Carp

Mylopharyngodon piceus
This large, invasive carp from Asia eats mussels and snails and can damage populations of native mollusks. It is illegal to transport live black carp across state lines. More

Black Hickory

Carya texana
This tree is also called the Ozark pignut hickory. Its nut, like that of the pignut hickory (Carya glabra), has a tough husk that is doggone hard to crack. Because rural Ozarkers noticed their rooting hogs had no trouble extracting the sweet kernels, both species came to be called "pignut hickories." More

Blackspotted Topminnow

Image of a blackspotted topminnow
Fundulus olivaceus
This sleek, swift little fish lives in the quiet, clear sections of rivers mostly south of the Missouri River. Topminnows have a habit of skimming along just beneath the surface of the water. More

Blackstripe Topminnow

Image of a blackstripe topminnow
Fundulus notatus
A slender, elongated shape makes for a sleek, swift fish. Topminnows have a habit of skimming along just beneath the surface of the water. More

Bleeding Shiner

bleeding shiner
Luxilus zonatus
Like several other shiners found in clear Ozark streams, male bleeding shiners sport brilliant red during breeding season, especially May and early June. Check your identification by the presence of a dark, crescent bar behind the gill cover, and the dark stripe that abruptly narrows just behind the gill opening. More

Bluefer (Purpleshell)

Bluefer
Potamilus purpuratus
Like the pink heelsplitter and fragile and pink papershells, the bluefer uses freshwater drum as a host. More

Bootheel Consortium Fishing Clinic

Bootheel Consortium Fishing Clinic
MDC Forester Steve Smith and conservation agents bait hooks for hopeful anglers at the Missouri Bootheel Consortium Fishing Clinic Aug. 20, 2011. More