Blog Posts from Fresh Afield - 2007

Missouri Tops in These Things from Trees

Dec 31, 2007

With all the talk about development of new technologies and tech businesses floating around, here’s a down-to-earth reminder that Missouri still has strong roots in the land.

End of the Prairie Chicken?

Dec 26, 2007

Fewer than 500 prairie chickens are left in Missouri.

Working Together for Wildlife

Dec 21, 2007

I just got a notice from Amy Buechler that the 200th group just signed up to support Missouri’s Teaming with Wildlife Coalition: it’s the Ozarks Master Naturalist chapter in West Plains.

Eco-Friendly Fur

Dec 19, 2007

Although I’ve never personally seen a bobcat where I live, I know they’re out there.

Two New Division Chiefs

Dec 17, 2007

One of the things I mentioned in an earlier blog was how many of our agency’s staff will be retiring in the next few years, creating quite a turnover.

Snakes and Lizards Holding Their Own

Dec 14, 2007

Jeff Briggler, our herpetologist, stopped by the other day to mention the upcoming Year of the Frog.

Your Own Wreath from Nature

Dec 12, 2007

Celebrating the holiday season with the help of nature’s bounty is a comforting break from going from store to store.

When the Ice Storm Is Over: Damaged Trees

Dec 11, 2007

Hope if you’re reading this during Missouri’s current ice storm that your electricity stays on to keep you safe and warm…

Missouri Conservation Forester in World Championship

Dec 07, 2007

I just heard some great news: when the U.S. team competes in the World Logging Championship in Germany next October, Jason Jensen, a resource forester for the Missouri Conservation Department, will be on it.

Owls in the Night

Dec 05, 2007

It’s easy to get so closed up into the house on those dark winter nights that I forget to step outside, see the stars and listen to the life out there.

Celebrate with Eagle Days

Nov 28, 2007

If you haven’t had a chance to see a bald eagle on anything but TV, this is a good time to visit one of the many Eagle Day events held across Missouri.

Winter Outdoor Fun…with Trout

Nov 26, 2007

With longer nights and colder weather here, I sense that housebound feeling creeping up on me.

Turkey at the Door

Nov 21, 2007

I expected to see a turkey this week, all golden brown and featherless—not a very live bird staring in the back door...

Venison Recipes from Missouri Outdoors

Nov 19, 2007

My first taste of venison was from a friend who hunted on our place. He gave me tenderloins in return for the hunting.

A Little Bundle Today…A Forest Tomorrow

Nov 16, 2007

If you’re a landowner interested in enhancing your woods and wildlife habitat, you can buy bundles of native tree and shrub seedlings from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s tree nursery.

Restoring River Life: Making Mussels

Nov 14, 2007

I just heard some good news (a pleasant change from what’s often gloom and doom) about keeping our waters healthy.

Telecheck Puts Missouri Hunting on the Map

Nov 12, 2007

I love data. Maybe it’s just how my brain is wired, but whenever I can get lots of information really easily and visually, it just makes me happy.

New Learning Outdoors a Plus for Missouri Students

Nov 09, 2007

Connecting children to nature for the benefit of both is one of our major goals.

Conservation Volunteering for Fun and Family

Nov 07, 2007

Last week the Missouri Conservation Commission gave a special recognition award to Floyd Vernon Dry, a Conservation Department retiree who has volunteered more than 16,000 hours at our radio shop in Springfield.

Ghost in the Woods

Oct 31, 2007

You could say this is a stretch, but it is Halloween and a perfect time to mention one of Missouri’s spooky little plants.

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