From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
April 2001 Issue

Back Cover

Heads Up!

In Missouri woodlands, the age-old courtship ritual of eastern wild turkeys plays out as males, or gobblers, try to charm female turkeys. A gobbler's display, which often includes strutting, raising its tail feathers in a fan, dragging its wings in the leaves, slowly spinning, and loud gobbling, is meant to attract and stimulate hens for mating.

Also in this issue

The Saga of Lake Taneycomo

Rainbows are the pot o' gold in Missouri's best-known fishery.

Plants That Won't Stay Put

Exotic plants wage an unfair campaign against our native species.

upland sandpapier

The Odyssey Birds

A bevy of migrating shorebirds sojourn in Missouri.

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