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Image of a bowfin

Bowfin

Amia calva
The bowfin is the only living species remaining in its family. Its closest relatives appear as fossils that lived 180 million years ago.

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Boy with Trout

Boy with Trout

Kids 15 and under can discover the fun of trout fishing for free at Maramec Spring Park's Kids Free Fishing Day Saturday, May 16. The park is located on Highway 8, six miles east of St. James.

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Boys Hope Girls Hope Conservation Project

Boys Hope Girls Hope Conservation Project

MDC teamed with other conservation partners to develop a native tree and plant landscape at Boys Hope Girls Hope headquarters in Bridgeton. Project partners included MDC, BHGH, Missouri Master Naturalist Confluence Chapter, Shaw Nature Reserve, and Forest ReLeaf.

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Brightside St. Louis Native Demonstration Garden

Brightside St. Louis Native Demonstration Garden

The native demonstration garden at Brightside St. Louis is an example of the kinds of conservation projects MDC is seeking for its Community Conservation and Back to Nature StL grants. The application period for both is open now through Sept. 12, 2014.

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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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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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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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Buck In Woods

Buck In Woods

St. Louis-area residents can learn about and offer their comments regarding MDC's proposed changes to deer hunting regulations for the 2016-2017 hunting season during an open house public meeting Thursday, Feb. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at its Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Road in Kirkwood.

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Bullsnake (Bull Snake)

Pituophis catenifer sayi
Missouri's largest snake may hiss loudly and vibrate its tail when alarmed, but it is nonvenomous. This species is extremely valuable in controlling destructive rodents.

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