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Ruby-throated hummingbird in flight

Attracting Hummingbirds

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

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Photo of dirt pan construction at Duck Creek CA.

August 2011 Progress Report: Units A and B Renovation

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.

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Little boy holding his first fish.

August Kids In Nature Winner

Kent Keitner of Galena, Missouri took this photo of his grandson, Levi Keitner, holding his first fish. Levi caught the fish on the James River during his first, ever, fishing trip. “While his dad, our son, was getting things ready to start fishing, Levi cast his line and immediately started reeling it in,” said Keitner. “His dad was shocked when Levi came up with his first fish!” Keitner said that Levi and his sisters love playing in and around the creek that flows behind Keitners house and: “doing just about anything outdoors.”

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Image of a tick.

Avoid Outdoor Pests

Take precautions against Missouri's worst summertime pests: chiggers, mosquitoes, poison ivy, ticks and yellow jackets.

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Two photos show before and after flooding near Kinder

Back on Track

You could say last month was a little slow in regards to renovation activities. However, with the water going down (see pictures) and a few other items moving forward, we’ve shifted gears and are moving forward full speed ahead.

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Photo of badger

Badger

When cornered, badgers make a huffing, clucking, growing sound. Check it out!

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Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole on Branch

Image of Baltimore oriole on branch.

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Band(ing) of Brothers: Hoodies and Woodies

Well, it is about that time. I’m sure you all are anxious to see what this year’s waterfowl season has in store. I know I am. As we await the opener, my mind wanders and I begin to think about the number of birds produced this summer… in the northern prairies, but also right here in own our backyard.

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Basic Mushrooming

Safe, successful Missouri mushroom hunting begins with good identification skills and a basic understanding of when, where, and how mushrooms grow.

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