From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
January 2002 Issue

Back Cover

Native Grass

image of native grassThis seed head of silver beardgrass glows in the morning sunlight. Native grasses are important and attractive elements in residential wild plant gardens. They provide contrast and texture during the growing season with interspersed with colorful flowering forbs. In winter they provide subtle, warm earth tones and rich visual detail. For more information about planting native grasses, contact Grow Native! at P.O. Box 104671, Jefferson City, MO 65110.

Also in this issue

Wildfire Strikes Home

Country living becomes dangerous when wildfires blaze.

The Art of Seining

Strain the riffles to collect fish for your home aquarium.

American White Pelican

Pelican Passage

The big birds migrate through Missouri, bringing grace, beauty and delight.

Overlooked Trees for Landscape Planting

Put your imagination to work and give your property some real character.

Annual Report Fiscal Year 2000–2001

This summary of the Annual Report is a snapshot of the Conservation Department's financial transactions and accomplishments from July, 2000, to June, 2001.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
Art Editor - Dickson Stauffer
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