From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
May 2005 Issue

Back Cover


Spring tonic

Widow's cross sedum (Sedum pulchellum) provides rich color and texture in the hot and dry glades of southwestern Missouri. It's one of fi ve Missouri species in the aptly named stonecrop family. —Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

Current River Natural Area

Missouri's first designated natural area is bigger and better at 50.

Table Rock Crawdads

A White River reservoir provides the fixings for a Cajun feast.

"Consernomics"

The economics of Conservation brings high yields to state.

Tiny, Tenacious, Terrible Ticks

They look repulsive, and their behavior is downright nasty.

Safety First in Boating

Boats help you enjoy the outdoors, but you have to be careful with them.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - TomCwynar
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair
Art Editor - 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