Content tagged with "Summer"

American Lotus Flower

Photo of lotus in pool at Duck Creek CA
American lotus is just one of the several species of “lilies” or floating leaved plants that grow in Pool 1. It provides shade and oxygen for the fish below, but can also crowd out other plants and fishermen because of its broad, round leaves. More

American Lotus Seedpod

Photo shows American lotus flower pod at Duck Creek CA
You may have seen the American lotus flower's seedpod and just didn't know it. Also known as "yanqypin," the seedpod is used often floral arrangements. More

Antler Growth, Part II

Deer antler growth as of May 15
Check out how much my camera-loving buck's antlers have grown since last time. More
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Aquatic Propagation in Scours

Aquatic plant, pickerel weed, being grown in a nursery
Over the summer aquatic plants, like this pickerel weed, have been grown in a nursery and planted in some of the deeper scours that have held water through the summer. More

Arborist Ryan Russel has a Wild Job

Arborist Ryan Russell goes out on a limb to keep trees healthy.
Arborist Ryan Russell has a wild job.  He climbs trees for a living. More

Armadillo Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control armadillo damage on your Missouri property. More

Attracting Bright Orange Birds to Your Feeder

For eye-popping color, it’s hard to beat Baltimore orioles (called northern orioles for a while, then back to the earlier name). More

Attracting Hummingbirds

Ruby-throated hummingbird in flight
Attract ruby-throated hummingbirds by providing food sources for them in your Missouri yard or garden late April through September. More

August 2011 Progress Report: Units A and B Renovation

Photo of dirt pan construction at Duck Creek CA.
Conditions were extremely dry at the end of July when the dirt work began in Units A and B. It was great to get things moving forward. Over the last few weeks the isolated thunderstorms have knocked the dust back down and allowed for the soil to pick up some much needed moisture. More
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