From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
May 2000 Issue

Back Cover

Yellow lady-slipper (Cypripedium calceolus)

Thirty-five species of native orchids inhabit the forests, fens, glades and prairies of Missouri. Yellow lady-slipper orchids, the most common of Missouri's lady-slippers, grow on acid soils of east- and north-facing slopes in ungrazed forest through most of the state. The greatest threats to their survival include habitat destruction and alteration and digging by plant collectors.

Also in this issue

Fire Fighting Western Style

Conservation Department fire fighters battle big blazes out west.

A Diffuse Light

Landscape photography is not a point-and-shot endeavor.

A Tree in Paradise

Cypress trees once stood knee-deep throughout the Bootheel.

Hike the Heart of Missouri

Your path to nature might be marked and well traveled.

There's Bronze in Our Streams

Smallmouth bass give you a reason to get out of bed.

This Issue's Staff:

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 - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Composition - Libby Bode Block
Circulation - Bertha Bainer