Blog Posts from Fresh Afield - 2007

A Book of Bugs

Aug 24, 2007

I was showing my 84-year-old mother-in-law, Joan, the incredible book, “Show-Me Bugs,” that the Missouri Department of Conservation produced.

Farmers and Wildlife Win with CP33

Aug 23, 2007

Earning a living by crop farming has always been a challenge.

Catfish Tags Tell a Story

Aug 22, 2007

If you think we know all there is to know about the life of catfish, you’d be wrong.

Fall Migration Begins

Aug 21, 2007

The great migration of birds to warmer winter places has begun.

Shrinking Pools of Water Offer Life

Aug 20, 2007

Missouri has 56,000 miles of streams. This past spring I was exploring one of those many miles along a nearby creek and was surprised by an unusually long, skinny fish with spots on its tail. It rose up then disappeared into a deeper pool.

See Missouri Fish, Birds, Snakes & More at the State Fair!

Aug 16, 2007

How often do you get to see wondrously tended chickens, rabbits, cattle, horses and pigs alongside corn dogs, cotton candy, huge catfish, a turtle with a figure-8 shell and flowers native to Missouri?

Now’s the Time for Hunter Ed!

Aug 16, 2007

If you want to hunt this fall but don’t have your hunter education certification yet, now is the time to get it!

Missouri Conservation Blog—A New Conversation

Aug 15, 2007

Writing from the heart when you’re speaking for a government agency may seem to a lot of people like an impossibility.

Healthy Trees Enhance Well-Being

Aug 13, 2007

Maybe one way to happier living is to plant more trees…or at least keep the ones we’ve got healthy.

New Threat to Frogs and Hellbenders

Aug 10, 2007

Frogs and herons kept me up through the night. And then the owl started screaming and I realized camping by the creek in the summer maybe wasn’t such a great idea.

Reconnecting Children and Nature

Aug 09, 2007

Every adult who has any interest in the future of our society should read Richard Louv’s book "Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder."

Improved Shooting at Busch Range

Aug 08, 2007

Saving Missouri’s Wild Places

Aug 06, 2007

After years of hearing how scenic it was, I finally hiked the trail at Pickle Springs Natural Area.