Blog Posts from Fresh Afield - 2010

Birds That Go "Bump" in the Night

Dec 29, 2010

Migrating songbirds can face threats from unexpected sources.

Holiday Greeting from MDC!

Dec 15, 2010

Enjoy our inspiring holiday video from Missouri's outdoors.

Cabin Fever Cure

Dec 08, 2010

Learn about the bald eagle and escape the winter doldrums.

Opportunities to Grow Native!

Dec 02, 2010

Learn how to use native plants in your home landscape.

Think of the Future

Nov 23, 2010

Make your arrangements now for spring tree and shrub plantings.

Take the MDC Website Video Tour

Nov 11, 2010

New video available to introduce MDC's redesigned website.

Deer Hunters, Beware of Fire Danger!

Nov 09, 2010

Don't let an escaped fire ruin deer season.

Season of Change

Nov 04, 2010

Enjoy the fall season outdoors.

Think Twice Before Striking a Match

Nov 04, 2010

Right now is a terrible time to burn rubbish.

There's a First Time for Everything!

Nov 03, 2010

Online "first" certificates help you make a free and lasting memory of a young hunter's first deer.

Photo of a family deer hunting

Bird Interlude

Oct 20, 2010

You may have noticed a lack of birds lately, but it's nothing to worry about. In a few more weeks we’ll have temperatures near freezing, and you're sure to have hungry birds at your feeders.

Cardinal on a winter branch

Last-Minute Quick Draw Update

Oct 19, 2010

The application page is not online yet, but it will be Friday.

Almost Last But Not Least

Oct 15, 2010

Late-blooming downy gentian is worth the wait!

Looking Forward to Quick Draw

Oct 13, 2010

I HATE most new stuff, but not this.

They're As Big As Soccer Balls!

Oct 05, 2010

Giant puffball fungi are prevalent this fall.

Urban Deer Zone Confusion

Sep 28, 2010

Sometimes efforts to make information accessible backfire.

Trout a la Mink

Sep 21, 2010

Bake for 60 miles at F-150.

photo of a Rainbow trout slow-cooking on the engine of a pickup truck

The Spice of Life

Sep 21, 2010

Frequently Missourians send me photos of various caterpillars, and they usually ask me to identify them. One of the more interesting ones is the caterpillar of the spicebush swallowtail butterfly (Papilio troilus). It is a common species in the Ozarks but less so in other Missouri regions.

Abundant Dragonflies

Sep 17, 2010

Dragonflies have been massing in recent weeks, some for long-distance migration.

2010 Teal Season Opens Tomorrow

Sep 10, 2010

Another opening day for wing shooters tomorrow.