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Little girl photographs daisy.

Child Photographs Flower

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."

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Children plant a tree.

Children Plant a Tree

Get more information on backyard tree care, including proper tree selection and planting tips, at mdc.mo.gov/node/3321.

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The author's brother prepares to cast a fishing lure into a pool of clear water.

Chill Out

Nothing beats wade-fishing as a way to beat the summer heat while enjoying time outdoors.

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The author's brother prepares to cast a fishing lure into a pool of clear water.

Chill Out

The author's brother prepares to make his first cast of the day at the bridge pool.

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bony, distressed-looking dog or coyote with no hair

Chupacabra or Mangy Coyote?

Every year people send reports of chupacabra sightings, along with a photo of a coyote that looks like this one, which is suffering from severe sarcoptic mange and malnutrition. The chupacabra, on the other hand, is a legendary creature fabled to suck milk from goats. No wildlife biologist has ever confirmed the existence of one.

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Cicadas and Their Killers

The middle of July through August is the time that we should be hearing annual, or dog-day, cicadas whining in the treetops around sunset.

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Common Snapping Turtle snaps at camera.

Common Snapping Turtle Snaps at Camera

Common snapping turtle snaps at camera.

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Photo of compass plant leaves

Compass Plant (Leaves)

The leaves of compass plant are hairy and deeply cleft almost to the midrib, the lobes sometimes having secondary divisions. In full sun, the upright lower leaves turn their edges toward north and south, with the flat surfaces facing east and west, giving compass plant its common name.

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