From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
December 2002 Issue

Back Cover

Yellow-rumped warbler (Dendroica coronata)

image of Yellow-rumped warblerA wintering yellow-rumped warbler eats a poison ivy berry. These nutritious berries are an important food for bluebirds, mockingbirds, woodpeckers, cardinals and several winter resident birds. Consider leaving poison ivy in “out of the way” places as a natural food source.

Also in this issue

Just Say "Wow!"

A Visit to the American National Fish and Wildlife Museum

The Accidental Bird Watcher

Someone once described birds as living, breathing works of art.

In Search of Champions

The hunt is on for the state's - and the nation's - biggest trees.

Endangered Isn't Forever

You've probably seen the bumper stickers that say "extinction is forever!" but endangered isn't forever.

Fish Gigging

If you like numbing cold and sleepless nights, you've got what it takes for fish gigging.

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 - Laura Scheuler