From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
May 1996 Issue

Back Cover

Indian Paintbrush

Two distinct color forms of Indian Paintbrush grow side-by-side on a small glade at Indian Trail Conservation Area near Salem in Dent County. The showy color derives from bracts, specialized leaves which surround the inconspicuous flowers. The plant is found on prairies, glades and roadsides, except in the northwest and the bootheel. The red form is most common. -- Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

The Future of Public Lands

Public access to outdoor recreation areas continues to be important to the Conservation Department.

Readers Choice

We asked Missouri Conservationist readers to tell us about their favorite conservation lands. Here are eight of their picks, places you may want to visit.

Fishing on a Different Path

Anglers can find good fishing in small streams that are off the beaten path.

Nature Viewing Guide

Conservation areas are good places to see a variety of wildlife.

Cabin Fever Cure

Shake off winter blahs by exploring some of Missouri's 900 conservation areas.

Hiking Into Spring

Hikers on Missouri conservation areas won't be disappointed.

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