From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
August 1997 Issue

Back Cover

Greimage of Green heronen Heron

This young green heron stoically waits for fish or other prey. Smaller and more secretive than great blue herons, green herons nest singly in dense thickets near water. This summer resident arrives in March and departs in September. - Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

The Lizards of Missouri

We have nothing to fear from Missouri's 13 species of lizards

Agent's Training Class

Rigorous training tests the mettle of future Conservation agents.

Great Blue Herons

A photographer catches these big birds at home - in their nests.

Gone Wild

Some Ozarks streams shimmer with wild rainbow trout

Study Tracks Anglers

The Fishing Institute for Better Science studies anglers close-up


A single colony may contain 10,000 wasps.

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
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Staff Writer - Charlotte Overby
Composition - Libby Bode Block
Circulation - Bertha Bainer