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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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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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Photo of Broad-headed skink on ground among leaves

Broad-Headed Skink

Plestiodon laticeps
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," this native of Europe is a favorite of anglers and can reach a size of 37 inches and 26 pounds.

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Bullsnake

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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Busch CA stl250 Cakeway to the West birthday cake sculpture

Busch CA stl250 Cakeway to the West birthday cake sculpture

August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles is one of three Conservation Department locations to host an stl250 Cakeway to the West birthday cake sculpture. The cakes, placed at 250 landmark sites throughout the metro area, commemorate St. Louis' 250th birthday.

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Busch Shooting Range

Busch Shooting Range

Shooting enthusiasts will be able to glimpse details of the new August A. Busch Shooting Range, which will begin construction in January 2015, during an informational open house on Aug. 28 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the MDC St. Louis Regional Office.

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Busch Shooting Range closing one week for site testing

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The shooting range will be closed from Sept. 2 through Sept. 8 to perform site testing in preparation for range renovations beginning in 2015.

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