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A Good Night to Go Out

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Family time in the woods nets more than food or furs.

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A Swiftly Tilting Planet

I hate to rush through life, but September always finds me anticipating autumn’s imminent arrival.

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Abundant Dragonflies

Dragonflies have been massing in recent weeks, some for long-distance migration.

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drawing of alligator snapping turtle in blue water with brown stream bottom

Alligator Snapping Turtle Catching Fish Postcard

Fourth-grader Richelle Davis of R-9 South Elementary in Edwards won third place in the 3-4th-grade category for the 2011 Missouri Endangered Species Postcard Contest.

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Photo of red American ginseng berry cluster

American Ginseng Berries

Unlimited harvests have made ginseng decline or disappear in many places. The ginseng trade is regulated internationally and under the Missouri Wildlife Code, with an official collecting season (usually Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, when fruits are on the plants). Diggers can help by squeezing the seeds from fruits into the hole left after the root is excavated.

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Photo of American ginseng plant on forest floor

American Ginseng in Forest

American ginseng grows in hardwood forests on shady, well-drained, north- and east-facing slopes in predominantly porous, humus-rich soils, and often in ravines.

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