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June 2013

Image of American Bullfrog

“Frog days” of summer begin at sunset June 30

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Visit www.mdc.mo.gov/node/15122 for info on methods, areas, recipes, regulations and more.

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Tammy Pierson has a wild job as a conservation agent.

Want to be a Conservation Agent?

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MDC taking applications for next agent trainee class. Deadline is July 19. For more info and to apply, visit mdc.mo.gov/about/jobs.

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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.

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Black Bear Track

Roaming black bear spotted in Bates County

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

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Dustin Lindgren Named MDC 2012 Southeast Logger of the Year

Lindgren named Southeast Logger of the Year

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MDC recognizes loggers throughout the state that do an outstanding job in timber harvesting operations, and there’s extensive criteria for the award.

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Columbia Bottom Road Damage From Flooding

Receding flood waters reveal extensive damage at Columbia Bottom

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Columbia Bottom area closed except for visitor center.

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American burying beetle ready for release

Endangered insect gets second release on MDC prairie

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American burying beetles eat carrion and can move dead critters as large as a bobwhite quail into burrows.

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Bill Bennett

St. Joseph outdoor writer inducted into Conservation Hall of Fame

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

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Sampling Pancakes at Rockwoods Maple Sugar Festival

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

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June 27 special celebration from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. will commemorate anniversary.

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Champion Eastern Cottonwood before storm

St. Louis area state champion tree toppled by violent storm

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Ferocious storm that rocked St. Charles and St. Louis counties May 31 robbed area of state record tree.

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mussels

Discover nature with MDC mussel workshop in Monroe County

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

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