From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
March 2008 Issue

Back Cover

“I am Conservation”

Charlie Thurman loves feeding the birds in the backyard of his Cape Girardeau home. “My wife, June, and I both enjoy nature,” says Charlie. “What could be more pleasant and refreshing than watching the birds in our backyard go about their lives, busily providing food and shelter for themselves and their families?” Charlie maintains numerous feeders and houses in his backyard, including bluebird houses and a large collection of purple martin houses.—Photo by Cliff White

Also in this issue

The Family That Hunts Together...

The shared language of turkey talk keeps the Parnell family close.


Spirit of the Prairie

Will there be a tomorrow for prairie chickens to dance again?

The Right Tree in the Right Place

“Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books.”—A. Whitney Brown

This Issue's Staff:

Editor in Chief - Ara Clark
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair
Art Director - Cliff White
Writer/editor - Tom Cwynar
Staff Writer - Bonnie Chasteen
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Arleasha Mays
Photographer - Noppadol Paothong
Photographer - David Stonner
Designer - Stephanie Ruby
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Circulation - Laura Scheuler