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Archery Instructor Training

Teachers practice archery skills during a Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program basic archery instructor training class. MDC will be offering one of these classes for teachers from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington, Mo.

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Area Extreme JAKES Event Hosted by NWTF at Rover Gun Club

Area Extreme JAKES Event Hosted by NWTF at Rover Gun Club

Area Extreme JAKES Event Hosted by NWTF at Rover Gun Club

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Area MDC agents assist beginning giggers get ready for their first trip

Area MDC agents assist beginning giggers get ready for their first trip

Area MDC agents assist beginning giggers get ready for their first trip

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The trail above Cupola Pond offers a good view of the pond.

Arriving at Cupola Pond

The trail above Cupola Pond offers a good view of the entire pond before the trees leaf out.

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Photo of an artist conk, a woody, semicircular, brownish bracket fungus

Artist Conk

The artist conk is a woody, semicircular, brownish bracket with a white underside that bruises dark gray to black. It grows on dead wood or in wounds of living deciduous trees.

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Photo of artist conk, woody bracket fungus on tree shown from side

Artist Conk

Artist conks grow singly or in groups of up to several on dead wood or in wounds of living deciduous trees. This species takes nourishment from rotting wood or as a parasite on living wood.

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Photo of artist conk, a woody, tan bracket fungus, shown from top

Artist Conk

Artist conks can be seen year-round. The cap is shelflike, semicircular, and brown to grayish black. The texture is woody and they can be warty or zoned. They are very hard and are not shiny.

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Photo of two ash tree boletes, tan pored mushrooms, one overturned showing pores

Ash Tree Bolete

The ash tree bolete is a pored mushroom with a brownish, wavy cap, an off-center stalk, and clearly defined pores. It grows scattered on the ground near ash trees.

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