From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
July 2000 Issue

Back Cover

Springs of the Ozark Plateau

During times of drought, the cold springs of the Ozark Plateau provide an important source of water for animals that live nearby. Their flow also helps maintain sufficient downstream water levels for fish, floaters and anglers. Shown is the Greer Spring Branch in Oregon County.

Also in this issue

Missouri Jellyfish

Unraveling the mysteries of this freshwater phenomenon.

Spider! Spider!

A report on the enemy's movements and lifestyle.

Pond Dragons

These streamlined insects fluttered around dinosaurs.

Educating Hunters

Adults and children alike can be schooled in the ancient sport.

They're Up... They're Down

Tying hunting regulations to population fluctuations and hunters' desires.

Image of barn owl face.

Ghost Owls

Barn Owls have adapted to buildings as nesting sites.

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