From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
December 1996 Issue

Back Cover

Winter Pond

image of frozen pondA stroll around a pond in winter reveals an intricate tapestry of ice and grass. The effects of wind, thawing and re-freezing give rise to complex patterns and textures. -- Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

Conservation's Fifth Director Retires

Director Jerry Presley steered the Conservation Department through a period of growth.

A Touch of Midas

Fly tiers lure fish with their own creations.

The End of the Castor Hilton

It's easy to remember that fall day when my wife, Ruth, and I first discovered what was to become known to us as the Castor Hilton.


Conservation Department funds help introduce youngsters to key environmental concepts.


The skies should be raining dead birds...

Avian Aliens

Starlings and house sparrows have found a home in the U.S.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
Art Director - Ara Clark
Designer - Les Fortenberry
Designer - Patrick Kipp
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Composition - Libby Block
Circulation - Laura Scheuler