From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
June 2002 Issue

Back Cover

image of baby birdBaby Birds

In early summer, little feathered balls of fluff, like this fledgling summer tanager, abound in our forests, fields and suburbs. Hatchlings of most bird species grow rapidly and leave their nest 8 to 14 days after emerging from the eggs. They often appear helpless and abandoned, but usually one or both parents are waiting nearby to feed and protect them during this period of transition.

Also in this issue

Conservation's Sixth Director Retires


His time as director of the Missouri Conservation Department was like frosting on the cake of a long conservation career.

Fish For The Road

The new mobile aquarium lets you peek into the mysterious underwater world.

ATVs Fun Or Foe

The cause of the problems are not the vehicles themselves, but the thoughtless and sometimes illegal behavior of the riders.

First Fish

Share the excitement and preserve the memory of an angler's first catch.

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers

They're creepy and crawly, and they catch fish long before you do.

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
Circulation - Bertha Bainer