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It may be hard to think about hunting with the summer temperatures hovering near triple digits, but it’s just over a month until Missouri’s dove season opens on Sept. 1.
Nothing beats wade-fishing as a way to beat the summer heat while enjoying time outdoors.
The male of the species, although harmless, is ferocious-looking due to the long pincers growing from the head.
Have you found yourself picking up broken tree branch tips from your lawn recently, only to find your lawn cluttered with them again the next day?
Sometimes you have to stop and smell the whitetails.
Once a year or so I receive photos of a strange-looking flower that someone has photographed, usually from a field of typical flowers of the same species.
When life hands you cicadas, cover them with chocolate. That’s what Julie Love in our Protection Division did last week.
What does a brand-new quail need when it leaves the protection of a warm eggshell?
Sometimes a bear needs help with those hard-to-reach places.
Contact with nature rekindles our inner lights.
Cicadas are difficult to avoid or ignore, given their tremendous numbers, their loud singing, their penchant for landing on people and even for getting indoors where we thought we would be safe.
One of the pleasures of my job is that I get to see lots of photos of unusually colored animals that Missourians submit to us for an explanation.
At this time of the year, it is not uncommon to find bird nests, eggs or fledglings out of trees and in vulnerable situations.
A baseball-loving wasp could help with early detection of a devastating forest pest.
For Missourians, that rapping in the spring is more likely to be produced by a male cardinal.
With the recent and current flooding in southern Missouri, we have received several questions about the effects of flooding on wildlife.
Editors, reporters and photographers got a day-long tour of the heart of Missouri's elk-restoration zone and unlimited access to top officials in charge of the project.
With the more spring-like weather stimulating me to do yard work lately, I’ve done some shoveling in my yard in mid-Missouri. On three occasions, I have uncovered the nymph stage of periodical cicadas, a few inches below the soil surface.
MDC is in the fourth of a five-year effort to bring the greater prairie chicken back to the Show-Me State's prairie lands.
I was amazed at this photo of a plant fossil found recently in China.
We protect and manage the fish, forest, and wildlife of the state. We facilitate and provide opportunity for all citizens to use, enjoy, and learn about these resources.