Planting 120,000 Trees for Missouri Arbor Day

Plant a tree! Friday, April 4 is Missouri Arbor Day. More

Rods, Guns and Wild Roses

When I started working for the Conservation Department, I felt a sense of being at home with people who deeply enjoyed nature and the outdoors as much as I did. More

Help Toddlers Discover Nature

Anyone who wants to have an impact on keeping a healthy natural world can begin at home by introducing young children or grandchildren to the outdoors. More

Drought and Deer Disease

The coincidence of this blog and what I found on a walk along a creek where we live is quite bizarre. More
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Time to Plant Native Shrubs

Spring is here! More
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Planet Ozarks

You don't have to wait for the television series. You can check out some of the most beautiful and wildest places right here in the Ozarks. More

Here Come the Neo-tropicals

Image of a rose-breasted grosbeak
You don't have to know all the names of birds to enjoy them, but if learning their names is a goal, taking them three at a time makes the task much more manageable. More