From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
April 2004 Issue

Back Cover

Prairie paint

image of Indian paintbrushIn springtime, the prairies of Missouri explode with reds, oranges and yellows as Indian paintbrush blooms.The intense color comes from bracts that surround the plant's small, inconspicuous flowers.This photo was taken at Paint Brush Prairie Natural Area, south of Sedalia. -- Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

The Perfect Season

When the cardinals start calling, it's turkey time in Missouri.

Managing the Herd

The public is playing a major role in directing future deer management.

Shaking Hands with Forest Park

Voyagers program introduces St. Louis teachers to the outdoor wonders of Forest Park.

Snakes Alive!

The best response to venomous snakes is to respect their wildness.

Image of an american kestrel

Roadside Raptors

The "road way" is the best way to spot Missouri's birds of prey.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
Art Director - Ara Clark
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Circulation - Laura Scheuler