June 2013

“Frog days” of summer begin at sunset June 30

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Image of American Bullfrog
Visit www.mdc.mo.gov/node/15122 for info on methods, areas, recipes, regulations and more. More

MDC's Runge Conservation Nature Center celebrates 20-year milestone

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Runge Nature Center is hosting a birthday bash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a “Nature Night Out” from 8 to 11 p.m. on July 13. More

Roaming black bear spotted in Bates County

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Black Bear Track
Most bears shy away from people and pose little threat to humans and livestock. They should not be fed. More

Want to be a Conservation Agent?

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Tammy Pierson has a wild job as a conservation agent.
MDC taking applications for next agent trainee class. Deadline is July 19. For more info and to apply, visit mdc.mo.gov/about/jobs. More

Lindgren named Southeast Logger of the Year

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Dustin Lindgren Named MDC 2012 Southeast Logger of the Year
MDC recognizes loggers throughout the state that do an outstanding job in timber harvesting operations, and there’s extensive criteria for the award. More

Receding flood waters reveal extensive damage at Columbia Bottom

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Columbia Bottom Road Damage From Flooding
Columbia Bottom area closed except for visitor center. More

St. Joseph outdoor writer inducted into Conservation Hall of Fame

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Bill Bennett
Bill Bennett, who died in 1999, was inducted into Missouri Conservation Hall of Fame on June 7. More

Rockwoods Reservation celebrates 75 years as Missouri’s first conservation area

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Sampling Pancakes at Rockwoods Maple Sugar Festival
June 27 special celebration from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. will commemorate anniversary. More

Endangered insect gets second release on MDC prairie

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American burying beetle ready for release
American burying beetles eat carrion and can move dead critters as large as a bobwhite quail into burrows. More

St. Louis area state champion tree toppled by violent storm

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Champion Eastern Cottonwood before storm
Ferocious storm that rocked St. Charles and St. Louis counties May 31 robbed area of state record tree. More

Discover nature with MDC mussel workshop in Monroe County

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mussels
June 15 workshop will cover importance of mussels, life history, connections, regulations and identification. More