Content tagged with "St. Louis"

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

Campout to connect with Missouri’s big rivers

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Have a great family camping weekend at the Second Annual Discover Nature: Families Confluence Campout at Columbia Bottom. More

Carolina Larkspur (Prairie Larkspur)

Photo of Carolina larkspur plants with flowers
Delphinium carolinianum
Small blue, lavender, or white flowers shaped like cornucopias dance along the tall stems of this Carolina larkspur, which grows in prairies and grasslands. More

Catching Big River Blues

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Big game fishing on the Mississippi and Missouri – St. Louis style. More

Celebrate Halloween naturally with Family Fun Night and hayride at Columbia Bottom

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Family Fun Night and Hayride on Oct.14 from 6-9:30 p.m. offers an ideal way to celebrate the season in a family friendly, nature-oriented way. More

Celestial Lily (Prairie Iris; Prairie Pleatleaf; Prairie Celestial)

Photo of a celestial lily, or prairie pleatleaf iris, in bloom.
Nemastylis geminiflora
Celestial lily, in the iris family, blooms only in the morning. Its showy, lavender-blue flowers shine like six-pointed stars on glades and prairies in southern Missouri and the eastern Ozarks. More

Champion Eastern Cottonwood before storm

Champion Eastern Cottonwood before storm
The State Champion eastern cottonwood tree located on Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in Spanish Lake as it appeared in May 2012 when it was certified.  The State Championship will now be passed on to an eastern cottonwood located on private property in Platte County. More

Child Photographs Flower

Little girl photographs daisy.
Robyn Gibbs took this picture of her two-year-old daughter, Ravyn, photographing flowers in Foristell, Missouri. "She loves being outdoors camping, rock hunting, and especially hiking," said Gibbs. She said her family loves outdoor adventures and exploring Missouri's natural beauty. "I love taking pictures," said Gibbs, "and I was astonished to see her interest in photography at such a young age." More