From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
February 1996 Issue

Back Cover

Cedar Waxwing

A cedar waxwing perches among the fruits of a flowering crab tree. In winter, large flocks of the birds searching for small fruits and cedar berries may appear in neighborhoods. Watch them feed as they hang upside-down or pass food from bird-to-bird. -- Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

On the Antlers of a Dilemma

When Moberly roofer Larry Gibson downed the No. 2 all-time, typical rack white-tailed deer in 1971, it got the nation's attention.

How Are The Frogs?

Scientists are concerned about a reported decline in the numbers of amphibians.

When Clams Go Fishing

Missouri mussels rely on remarkable tricks to help their offspring hitch a ride on fishes.

Dad's Pond

"Two weeks after Mom died, Dad announced he would fish the pond."

The Marvelous Martin

A purple martin colony may catch and eat several hundred beetles, horseflies, grass-hoppers, bees and wasps every day.

Fascinating Rivers

Artist Thomas Hart Benton found peace and inspiration on Ozark rivers.

Archery the Old Way

Dean Wilson builds his hunting bows from wooden staves.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Kathy Love
Assistant Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Jim Auckley
Art Director - Dickson Stauffer
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Composition - Kevin Binkley
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Paul Childress
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Staff Writer - Charlotte Overby
Composition - Libby Bode Block
Circulation - Bertha Bainer