From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
October 2000 Issue

Back Cover

Red-Legged Grasshopper

A red-legged grasshopper perches atop the flowers of tall goldenrod. Considered to be the most common of all North American grasshopper species, red-legged grasshoppers have the potential to become urban and agricultural pests. However, cool, moist weather, egg parasites and predation by birds and rodents usually keep their numbers in check. Adults of this species often survive the first killing frosts of autumn. Egg masses already in place below the soil surface assure next year's crop of grasshoppers.

Also in this issue

Signs of the Times

Pretty or practical? It depends on which side of the billboard issue you stand.

Learning from the Land

Shaw Arboretum celebrates 75 years of connecting people with nature.

Frost Flowers

Nature spends autumn nights creating fragile ice sculptures.

Cave Restoration

Cave teams go underground to mop up after vandals.

Quail

Quail Hunting Fixes

Is it your gun? Is it your dog? Is it you? Pin down your quail-hunting problems and deliver the shot to more birds.

Duck Hunting

How to Hunt Ducks

Old time savvy for our new abundance of waterfowl.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
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