From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
March 1997 Issue

Back Cover

Red-winged Blackbirds

Male red-winged blackbirds establish breeding territories in mid-March. Commonly five, but as many as fifteen females mate and nest within the territory of a single male. Males aggressively drive off invaders, be they other birds or humans. - Jim Rathert.

Also in this issue

Critter Rock

A jammin' way to experience nature

Lake Ozark Strike Team

Volunteers help put out wildfires at Lake of the Ozarks.


What I see has to be science fiction straight out of an artist's imagination.

The Look and Life of the Prairie

A Texas County couple harvest or raise a variety of prairie plants and grasses.

Ozark Nocturne

The sounds of tree frogs fill summer nights.

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