From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
February 1997 Issue

Back Cover

Witch Hazel

Ozark witch hazel grows in gravelly valleys and along rocky streams in the eastern and southern Ozark plateau. Small flowers emerge in late January and February and are easily overlooked. Extract from the bark and leaves is astringent and is used in medicines and lotions. - Jim Rathert.

Also in this issue

Making His Case

A Kansas City craftsman builds gun cases for exceptional sporting arms.

Part of the Community

Conservation agents work with their neighbors to protect Missouri's resources.

Chicken Little was Right

Free-falling objects - including dead Canada geese - accelerate due to gravity at 32 feet per second squared.

Guide to Fibs

There's more than one way to identify a fish.

A father camps with his sons.

Campfire Cooking

Readers' favorite campfire recipes.

This Issue's Staff:

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