From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
July 1996 Issue

Back Cover

Bigflower coreopsis (Coreopsis grandiflora)

This patch of bigflower coreopsis (Coreopsis grandiflora) thrives on the Conservation Department's Niawathe Prairie near Lockwood in southwestern Missouri. Look for the showy yellow flowers May through July in prairies, glades, thickets and dry open woods. -- Paul Childress

Also in this issue

The Boat Builder From White River

Ozark legend Charlie Barnes built over 500 johnboats in his lifetime.

Scouts Explore Department Lands

Adventures for Scouts range from hiking to caving to sailing.

The Castor River Shut-Ins

Amidon Conservation Area is a rich landscape with a vivid past.

Musseling the Mussel Fork

These sedentary bottom dwellers influenced the past and now tell us about the health of our streams.

Of Rights and Wrongs

Hack Newberry reminds a visitor that humans have hunted for a million years and tended herds for 10,000.

Forests in Flux

The "climax forest" may be a phantom.

Hum-Dingers

Hummingbirds are enchanting, fairylike creatures that seem impossibly small and almost totally fearless.

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