From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
July 2001 Issue

Back Cover

Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie

At 2,858 acres, Wah-Kon-Tah Prairie in St. Clair and Cedar counties offers a feeling of vastness that pioneers must have experienced when they first encountered our North American grasslands. Named to honor the Osage tribe, Wah'Kon-Tah means "Great Spirit" or "Great Mystery." In addition to showy wildflowers, greater prairie-chickens, upland sandpipers, scissor-tailed flycatchers and prairie mole crickets make their home on Wah'Kon-Tah. The prairie is jointly owned by The Nature Conservancy and the Missouri Department of Conservation. Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie is 2.5 miles northeast of El Dorado Springs on the north side of Highway 82. --Carol Davit

Also in this issue

The End of the Rainbow

Ms. Nature adds her pleasantries to a duck hunting adventure.

Right In Your Own Backyard

These tiny hunters prey on bugs that pollinate our flowers.

Pollinator Power

Native bees keep Missouri green.

Missouri's Antler Artist

Carving natural art from cast-off headgear.

Madison Parkinson trapshooting

Trap and Skeet

Target sports are easy to take up and hold a lifetime of challenge.

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