From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
May 1998 Issue

Back Cover

Eastern Chipmunk

Cheek pouches bulging with food, an eastern chipmunk peers cautiously from the protective cover of a Virginia creeper vine. Chipmunks spend most of their lives foraging on the forest floor for nuts, seeds and berries. They excavate underground tunnels and chambers for winter cover, nesting sites and food storage. -- Jim Rathert



Also in this issue

Building Around Trees

A little care in construction lets you keep the woodsy look.

Catching on to Fishing

A jarring strike makes fishing understandable... and fun.

Shrubby Fencerows make good Neighbors

Fencerows provide crucial shelter, food and nesting areas for Missouri's wildlife.

Conservation and Country Schools

Children in one-room schoolhouses were overjoyed to see the "Conservation Man".

Indian Creek Community Lake

This jewel, set in Missouri farm country, shows how watershed control can keep a lake crystal clear.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Assistant Editor - Charlotte Overby
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 - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Composition - Libby Bode Block
Circulation - Bertha Bainer